Friday, July 1, 2016

July 1767

1767 July. Printed for Robert Sayer, London. 

July 1749

1749 July print John June (Print made by) D Voisin (Published by) London

July 1745

1745 Thomas Burford (British artist, 1710-1770) 1745 July

July 1700

1700 Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) Twelve Months of Flowers 7 July

July 1678

1678 Twelve Months July print Henri II Bonnart (Published by) c 1678-1700 Paris

July 1580

1580 Italian School The Labors of the Months 7 July

July 1500s

Francesco Bassano the Younger (1549-1592) The month of July

July 1568

 Anonymous woodcut after 1568 √Čtienne Delaune (French artist, 1518-1595) Labours of the Months 7 July

July 1515

1515 Da Costa Hours, in Latin Illuminated by Simon Bening (1484–1561) Belgium, Bruges, c 1515 July Making Hay

Morning Madonna

Byzantine icon of Mary is in the Roman basilica of Santa Maria in Via Lata under the title "Source of Light, Star of the Sea.'

In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna & Child. It centers me; connects me to the past; & encourages me to post some of the religious paintings which were a large part of the core of early Western art.  In the 4C, as the Christian population was rapidly growing & was now supported by the state, Christian art evolved & became grander to suit new, enlarged public spaces & the changing contemporary tastes of elite private clients.