Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Summer Women - George Frederic Watts 1817-1904



George Frederic Watts (English Pre-Raphaelite Symbolist Painter and Sculptor, 1817-1904) Eveleen Tennant, later Mrs F.W.H. Myers



George Frederic Watts (English Pre-Raphaelite Symbolist Painter and Sculptor, 1817-1904) Helen Rose Huth



George Frederic Watts (English Pre-Raphaelite Symbolist Painter and Sculptor, 1817-1904) Two Young Women



George Frederic Watts (English Pre-Raphaelite Symbolist Painter and Sculptor, 1817-1904) Miss Lilian Macintosh


George Frederic Watts (English Pre-Raphaelite Symbolist Painter and Sculptor, 1817-1904) Choosing


 George Frederic Watts (English Pre-Raphaelite Symbolist Painter and Sculptor, 1817-1904) Dorothy Tennant, Later Lady Stanley


 George Frederic Watts (English Pre-Raphaelite Symbolist Painter and Sculptor, 1817-1904) Edith Villiers, later Countess of Lytton


George Frederic Watts (English Pre-Raphaelite Symbolist Painter and Sculptor, 1817-1904) May Prinsep


 George Frederic Watts (English Pre-Raphaelite Symbolist Painter and Sculptor, 1817-1904) Portrait of Mrs. Walters


George Frederic Watts (English Pre-Raphaelite Symbolist Painter and Sculptor, 1817-1904) Dame (Alice) Ellen Terry


Morning Madonna


 The Virgin Mary - Icon in the Monastery of St. Catherine on Mt. Sinai

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.