Thursday, August 3, 2017

Madonnas attributed to Taddeo Gaddi 1320-1366

Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Madonna and Child

Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Madonna and Child 1330-40


Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Madonna and Child1330-40 Detail


Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Madonna and Child with Saints 1340 Detail 


Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Madonna and Child with Saints 1340


Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Madonna and Child c 1355

 Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Madonna and Child

Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Madonna and Child with Saints

Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Nativity


Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Triptych detail of Madonna and Child


Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Madonna and Child Enthroned with Angels and 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 changing contemporary tastes of elite private clients.