Saturday, October 29, 2016

A few winter hats - Edgar Degas 1834–1917 Fascinated with Mary Cassatt & Milliners

Mary Cassatt & Edgar Degas spent a lot of time together, both in & out of the studio. She would take Degas along, when she went shopping for clothes & hats. There Degas could watch young women shoppers & sales-clerks, as they moved about the shops & used their hands creating complex gestures necessary for making & trying on hats. She wrote that she had posed for some of his millinery scenes in the 1880s. It is impossible to know just which of the following scenes in millinery shops include Mary Cassatt as a model.


Edgar Degas (1834–1917) At the Milliner's

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) . The Little Milliners 1882

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) At the Milliner's 1892

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) At the Milliner's

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) At the Milliners 1882

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) The Millinery Shop

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) At The Milliner's 1882

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) The Milliner

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) Trying on a Hat

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) Woman Tying the Ribbons of Her Hat

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) The Milliners


Edgar Degas (1834-1917) The Milliners 1898

Madonnas attributed to Italian Painter Sano di Pietro (1406-1481)

Attributed to Sano di Pietro (Italian painter, 1406-1481) Madonna and Child with Saints and Angels


Attributed to Sano di Pietro (Italian painter, 1406-1481) 'Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome, John the Baptist, Bernardino and Bartholomew


Attributed to Sano di Pietro (Italian painter, 1406-1481) Madonna and Child 


Sano di Pietro (Italian painter, 1406-1481)  Madonna Surrounded by Six Saints


Attributed to Sano di Pietro (Italian painter, 1406-1481) Virgin and Child 1450-60


Attributed to Sano di Pietro (Italian painter, 1406-1481) Madonna of Humility


Attributed to Sano di Pietro (Italian painter, 1406-1481) Madonna and Child with Saints


Attributed to Sano di Pietro (Italian painter, 1406-1481) Madonna and Child with Saints


Attributed to Sano di Pietro (Italian painter, 1406-1481) Madonna and Child with St Jerome, St Bernardino, and 4 angels


Attributed to Sano di Pietro (Italian painter, 1406-1481) Madonna and Child

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 tastes of elite private clients.