Thursday, November 9, 2017
Madonna and Child in front of a scallop niche, a painting by Matteo da Gualdo (Matteo di Pietro di Giovanni di Ser Bernardo, called Matteo da Gualdo) c 1435-1507
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.