Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Madonnas attributed to Stephano da Verona 1379-1438

Stephano da Verona (1379-1438) Madonna of the Rosary surrounded by angels in a hortus conclusus (enclosed garden) 1409. Actually this is in the form of a Madonna of Humility seated on the ground - to indicate her humility - against a backdrop of berries & wildflowers within a sheltering wall. 


Stephano da Verona (1379-1438) The Virgin and Child  in a hortus conclusus (enclosed garden) with Angels, c 1430. This is also is in the form of a Madonna of Humility seated on the ground  - to indicate her humility - against a backdrop of berries & wildflowers within a sheltering hedge of roses. 


Stephano da Verona (1379-1438)  Adoration of the Magi

Stephano da Verona (1379-1438) Madonna and Child seated on a throne.


Stephano da Verona (1379-1438) Madonna and Child seated on a throne with Angels

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.