Monday, November 28, 2016

A Woman, a Murder, & The Bible - Judith & Holofernes 1700s

1700s Giovanni Battista Piazzetta Judith and Holofernes


1700s M (Parmigianino the Younger) Rocca Rocca (c 1670-1751) Judith with the Head of Holofernes


1700 Unknown Artist, North Italian School, Judith


1700s Giacomo Zoboli (1681-1767​), Judith with the Head of Holofernes​


1710 Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini (1675-1741​) Judith and her Servant with the Head of Holoferne


1720 Corrado Giaquinto (1690-1765​) Judith and Holofernes


1726 Philip van Dijk (1680–1753) Judith with the Head of Holofernes


1730 Giulia Lama (1681-1747) Judith and Holofernes


1730 Giuseppe Marchesi (1699-1771)  Judith before Holofernes


1730 Giuseppe Marchesi (1699-1771) Judith with the Head of Holofernes


1745 Xaver Franz Palko (German artist, 1724-1767) Judith and Holofernes


1745 Piazzetta, Giovanni Battista (1683 - 1754) Judith and Holofernes


1760 Gaspare Traversi (Italian artist, c 1722-1777) Judith Holds Head of Holofernes

Madonnas attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini Italian painter, 1439–1502

Attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439-1502) Madonna and Child 1469


Attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439-1502) Nativity


Attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439-1502) Madonna and Child 1472


Attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439-1502) Adoration


Attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439-1502) Madonna and Child 1471


Attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439-1502) Nativity Detail


Attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439-1502) Madonna and Child 1495


Attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439-1502) Madonna and Child with Two Angels 1465-66


Attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian painter, 1439-1502) Madonna and Child with Angels

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.