Friday, July 21, 2017

Madonnas attributed to Francesco di Stefano Francesco Pesellino (Italian Renaissance painter, 1422-1457)

Francesco di Stefano Francesco Pesellino (Italian Renaissance painter, 1422-1457) Virgin and Child



Francesco di Stefano Francesco Pesellino (Italian Renaissance painter, 1422-1457) Madonna and Child



Francesco di Stefano Francesco Pesellino (Italian Renaissance painter, 1422-1457) Madonna and Child with 6 Saints



Francesco di Stefano Francesco Pesellino (Italian Renaissance painter, 1422-1457) Madonna and Child



Francesco di Stefano Francesco Pesellino (Italian Renaissance painter, 1422-1457) 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 tastes of elite private clients.