Friday, January 13, 2017

Illuminated Manuscripts - Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John from Lindisfarne Gospels - British Library Early Anglo-Saxon – Scotland – 7C or 8C

 Lindisfarne Gospels - St John f. 209v  British Library Early Anglo-Saxon – Scotland – 7C or 8C


 Lindisfarne Gospels - St Luke f. 137v  British Library Early Anglo-Saxon – Scotland – 7C or 8C


 Lindisfarne Gospels - St Mark f. 93v  British Library Early Anglo-Saxon – Scotland – 7C or 8C


Lindisfarne Gospels - St Matthew f. 25v  British Library Early Anglo-Saxon – Scotland – 7C or 8C

Morning Madonna

John Trumbull (American artist, 1756-1843) The Holy Family

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.