Saturday, December 16, 2017

Morning Madonna

The Pearl of Verona. Madonna and Child by Pisanello (Italian artist, c 1395–c 1455), or Antonio di Puccio Pisano or Antonio di Puccio da Cereto

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.