Saturday, July 16, 2016

Some of my favorite family portraits by Belgian artist Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe 1862–1926


 1918 Theo (Theophilus) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862 to 1926) Maria van Rysselberghe, the artist's wife




 1907 Theo (Theophilus) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862 to 1926) Maria van Rysselberghe, the artist's wife



 1907 Theo (Theophilus) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862 to 1926) Maria van Rysselberghe, the artist's wife


 1900 Theo (Theophilus) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862 to 1926) Mrs Monnon, the artist's mother-in-law



 1908 Theo (Theophilus) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862 to 1926) Mrs Monnon, the artist's mother-in-law


 1915 Theo (Theophilus) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862 to 1926) Elisaeth van Rysselberghe, Seated the artist's daughter, Her Hands on the Table



 1916 Theo (Theophilus) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862 to 1926) Elisaeth van Rysselberghe, the artist's daughter



 1926 Theo (Theophilus) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862 to 1926) Maria van Rysselberghe, the artist's wife



 1926 Theo (Theophilus) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862 to 1926) Elisaeth van Rysselberghe, the artist's daughter



Theo (Theophilus) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862-1926) Self Portrait


Morning Madonna

Bernardino Licinio (1489-1565)  Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints

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.