Monday, January 9, 2017

Flight into Egypt - by boat!!

1600, attributed to Ludovico Carracci, Flight into Egypt

Luca Giordano (Italian artist, 1634–1705) The Flight into Egypt

Maarten de Vos (Flemish painter, 1532-1603) Return from the Flight into Egypt

Morning Madonna

Ambrogio Lorenzetti (or Ambruogio Laurati) (c. 1290-1348) Madonna and Child c 1340  The baby is depicted in swaddling clothes in this image.

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.