Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer Women - John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)


 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Grace Woodhouse


 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Izme VJickers


 1884 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925)  Mrs. Thomas Wodehouse Legh


 1888 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925)  Mrs. Benjamin Kissam


 1888 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs. Jacob Wandell 


 1890 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Miss Eleanor Brooks 


 1890 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs. Hamilton McKown Twombly


 1893-94 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925)  Mrs. Mahlon Day Sands


 1894-95 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Ada Rehan 


 1895 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925)  Etta Dunham


 1903 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs. Charles Pelham Curtis 


 1903 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs. Gardiner Green Hammond 


 1903 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs. Joseph E. Widener 


 John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Helen Brice


John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs. Louis Raphael


Morning Madonna


Detail. 1300s Medieval Madonna & Child. Louvre, Paris

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.