Saturday, July 29, 2017

Madonnas attributed to Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530)

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) The Adoration of the Magi, 1526

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Virgin and Child in a Landscape

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child Enthroned

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child Surrounded by Angels

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child with Saints Elizabeth and John

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child in Saint Anne's Altarpiece

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.