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.