Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer in the 19C American Countryside - Winslow Homer 1836-1910



 Winslow Homer (1836-1910) Scene at Houghton Farm


  Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) Shepherdess 


  Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) Shepherdess 


 Winslow Homer (1836-1910) Upland Cotton


 Winslow Homer (1836-1910)  Returning from the Spring


 Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) Shepherdess Tending Sheep


 Winslow Homer (1836-1910)  Weary


 Winslow Homer (1836-1910) A Shady Spot, Houghton Farm


Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) Girl with a Hay Rake


 Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) The Milk Maid


 Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) The Sick Chicken


 Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) Waiting for an Answer


 Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) Dinner Horn


Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) The Cotton Pickers


Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) The Berry Pickers



Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) Picking Apples



Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910)  The Four-Leaf Clover


Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) The Return of the Gleaner



Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) The Dinner Horn


Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910)  Girl Watering Plants


Morning Madonna


Jacob van Oost the Elder (Belgian artist, 1601–1671) The Holy Family

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.