Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Madonnas attributed to Italian painter Andrea del Sarto 1486-1531

Andrea del Sarto (Italian painter, 1486-1531) Madonna of the Harpies detail

 Andrea del Sarto (Italian painter, 1486-1531) Madonna of the Harpies

 Andrea del Sarto (Italian painter, 1486-1531) Holy Family

 Andrea del Sarto (Italian painter, 1486-1531) Madonna with Child and John the Baptist

 Andrea del Sarto (Italian painter, 1486-1531) Holy Family

Andrea del Sarto (Italian painter, 1486-1531) Madonna della Scala, 1522-23

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.