Monday, July 31, 2017

Arranging Flowers around the Globe

Herbert James Draper (English artist, 1864-1920) Potpourri 1897

Madonnas attributed to Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) 1528-1588

Attributed to Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) ((Italian, 1528-1588) Enthroned Madonna and Child, with the Infant St John the Baptist and Saints


Attributed to Enthroned Madonna with Child, St. John the Baptist, St Louis of Toulouse and Donors


Attributed to Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) ((Italian, 1528-1588) Holy Family with Sts Anthony Abbot, Catherine and the Infant John the Baptist


Attributed to Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) ((Italian, 1528-1588) Adoration of the Shepherds

Attributed to Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) ((Italian, 1528-1588) Adoration of the Magi


Attributed to Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian, 1528-1588) The Holy Family with St Barbara and the Infant St John


Attributed to Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian, 1528-1588) -The Holyt Family (Madonna della Pappa)


Attributed to Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian, 1528-1588) The Holy Family with St Catherine and the Infant St John


Attributed to Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) ((Italian, 1528-1588) Virgin and Child with Angels Appearing to Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint Paul the Hermit, 1562.


Attributed to Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) ((Italian, 1528-1588) Rest on the Flight to Egypt

Attributed to Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) ((Italian, 1528-1588) Adoration of the Magi

Attributed to Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) ((Italian, 1528-1588) Adoration of the Magi


Attributed to Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) ((Italian, 1528-1588) Adoration of the Shepherds

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.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Arranging Flowers around the Globe

Franck Antoine Bail (French artist, 1858-1924) The Flower Arrangement 1918

Madonnas attributed to Andrea del Brescianino 1487–1525

Attributed to Andrea Brescianino (1487-1525) Madonna & Child


Attributed to Andrea Brescianino (1487-1525) Madonna &Child


Attributed to Andrea Brescianino (1487-1525) Madonna & Child


Attributed to Andrea Brescianino (1487-1525) Madonna & Child


Attributed to Andrea Brescianino (1487-1525) Madonna & 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 changing contemporary tastes of elite private clients.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Arranging Flowers around the Globe

Frank Bramley (English artist, 1857-1915) Arranging Flowers

Madonnas attributed to Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530)

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) The Adoration of the Magi, 1526

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Virgin and Child in a Landscape

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child Enthroned

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child Surrounded by Angels

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child with Saints Elizabeth and John

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child in Saint Anne's Altarpiece

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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Arranging Flowers around the Globe

Walter Ernest Webster (British artist, 1878-1959)  Woman Tending Flowers in a Vase

Madonnas attributed to Francisco de Zurbaran (Spanish painter, 1598–1664)

Francisco de Zurbaran (Spanish painter, 1598–1664) The Holy Family


Francisco de Zurbaran (Spanish painter, 1598–1664) The Virgin with the Infant Christ


Francisco de Zurbaran (Spanish artist, 1598–1664) Virgin Mary with Child and Young John the Baptist


Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish painter, 1598–1664) Virgin and Child


Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish painter, 1598–1664) Flight into Egypt


Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish painter, 1598–1664) Virgin of the Rosary Detail


Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish painter, 1598–1664) Adoration of the Magi

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 the core of early Western art.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Arranging Flowers around the Globe

Hans Bertle (German artist, 1880-1943) Arranging Flowers

Madonnas attributed to the Master of the Legend of Mary Magdalene (sometimes called the Master of the Magdalen Legend) German artist, fl 1480-1537

Master of the Legend of Mary Magdalene (sometimes called the Master of the Magdalen Legend) (German artist, fl 1480-1537) Madonna nursing the Christ Child


1520 Master of the Legend of Mary Magdalene (sometimes called the Master of the Magdalen Legend) (German artist, fl 1480-1537) Mary with Child

Master of the Legend of Mary Magdalene (sometimes called the Master of the Magdalen Legend) (German artist, fl 1480-1537) The Holy Family

Master of the Legend of Mary Magdalene (sometimes called the Master of the Magdalen Legend) (German artist, fl 1480-1537) Madonna with 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 changing contemporary tastes of elite private clients.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Arranging Flowers around the Globe

Frederic Leighton (English Classicist Painter and Sculptor, 1830-1896) Mrs James Guthrie

Madonnas attributed to Stephano da Verona 1379-1438

Stephano da Verona (1379-1438) Madonna of the Rosary surrounded by angels in a hortus conclusus (enclosed garden) 1409. Actually this is in the form of a Madonna of Humility seated on the ground - to indicate her humility - against a backdrop of berries & wildflowers within a sheltering wall. 


Stephano da Verona (1379-1438) The Virgin and Child  in a hortus conclusus (enclosed garden) with Angels, c 1430. This is also is in the form of a Madonna of Humility seated on the ground  - to indicate her humility - against a backdrop of berries & wildflowers within a sheltering hedge of roses. 


Stephano da Verona (1379-1438)  Adoration of the Magi

Stephano da Verona (1379-1438) Madonna and Child seated on a throne.


Stephano da Verona (1379-1438) Madonna and Child seated on a throne 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 tastes of elite private clients.