Friday, December 16, 2016

English artist Arthur Hughes 1832-1915 The Family at Christmastime

Arthur Hughes (English artist, 1832–1915) Music Party 1864

It's funny that no matter how old I get, when I think of family parties, I remember the images of English artist Arthur Hughes, an illustrator for both adults & children. His children remind me of my grandchildren.

Arthur Hughes (English artist, 1832–1915) Mrs Leathart & her Children



Arthur Hughes (English artist, 1832–1915) Of Love and Beauty



Arthur Hughes (English artist, 1832–1915) In the King's Orchard



Arthur Hughes (English artist, 1832–1915) A Birthday Party



Arthur Hughes (English artist, 1832–1915) In the Grass.  He simply must have known my granddaughter Caitlyn.



Arthur Hughes (English artist, 1832–1915) Faith



Arthur Hughes (English artist, 1832–1915) Nativity

Morning Madonna

Giorgio di Tomaso Schiavone (Dalmatian artist, c 1433-1504) Madonna and Child with musical angels c 1459

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.