Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Morning Madonna

Pedro García de Benabarre (Spanish artist, flourished 1445-85) Virgin & Child with Angels.  Central portion of an altarpiece from the parish Church of the Assumption in Bellcaire d'Urgell. 

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.