Friday, July 7, 2017

Madonnas attributed to Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528)

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) Detail The Pear 1526

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) Madonna and Child with a Carnation in 1516

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) Madonna and Child

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) Madonna and Child

Albrect Durer (1471-1528) Virgin and Child Before an Archway c 1495

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) Adoration of the Magi (detail) 1504

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) St Anne with the Virgin and Child (detail) 1519

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) Madonna with the Siskin (detail) 1506

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) Maria Crowned by an Angel 1520

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.