Friday, July 8, 2016

Summer Women - 19C & 20C America

Helen M. Turner (American painter, 1858-1958) Girl with Lantern 1904

Rae Sloan Bredin (American Painter, 1881-1933) Reverie 1915

Edward Henry Potthast (American Impressionist Painter, 1857-1927) Summertime

De Scott Evans (American artist, 1847–1898) Picking Wildflowers

Francis Coates Jones (American artist, 1857-1932) On the Terrace 1920

 Alfred Thompson Bricher (American artist, 1837-1908) Under the Seaside Tree 1879

John Twachtman (American painter, 1853-1902) Figure in the Landscape 1894

Rosamund Smith Bouve (American artist, 1876-1949) In the Shade 1912

Theodore Wendel (American artist, 1859-1932)  Cape Anne Massachusettes c 1895

Guy Orlando Rose (American painter, 1867-1925) Warm Afternoon 1910

Anne M Bremer (American artist, 1868-1925)  Ravenlocks 1920

Giann Cilfone (American artist, 1908-1988) Afternoon Light 1932

 Henry Mosler (American Painter, 1841-1920) Siesta 1910

Joseph DeCamp (American artist, 1858-1923) Mrs Ernest Majoy 1902

Robert Lewis Reid (American painter, 1862-1929) Reverie 1890

Robert Lewis Reid (American painter, 1862-1929) Spring 1906

Morning Madonna

The Virgin and Child. Icon from Tsilkani, The country of Georgia's oldest icon from 9C.

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.