Thursday, July 27, 2017

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.