Monday, July 10, 2017

Madonnas attributed to Bonaventura Berlinghieri, Italian painter, active in mid-13th century

Bonaventura Berlinghieri (Italian painter, active in mid-13th century) Madonna and Child with Saints and Crucifixion 1260-70

1230 Berlinghiero Berlinghieri (fl. 1228-1236) Madonna and Child

1235 Berlinghiero Berlinghieri (fl. 1228-1236) Detail of Madonna and Child with Saints

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.