Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ice Skating in 19C America


Louis Rémy Mignot (American Hudson River School painter, (1831-1870) Winter Skating Scene

Regis-Francois Gignoux (French-born American Hudson River School Painter, 1816-1882) Winter Sports


Regis-Francois Gignoux (French-born American Hudson River School Painter, 1816-1882) Skaters by the Mill


Regis-Francois Gignoux (French-born American Hudson River School Painter, 1816-1882) View Near Elizabethtown, N. J


William Charles Anthony Frerichs (Belgium-born American artist) Ice Skating


John Carlin (American artist, 1813–1891) Snow Scene at Utica 1873

Regis Francois Gignoux (French-born American Hudson River School Painter, 1816-1882) Skaters on a Frozen Pond


William Charles Anthony Frerichs (Belgium-born American artist) Skating in Winter


attributed to Winslow Homer (American painter, 1836-1910) Ice Skating

Fanny Palmer (American artist, 1812-1876) Published by N Currier Winter Pastime 1855


attributed to Charles Jones (Welsh-born artist, 1836-1892) An American Ice Rink 1860

Morning Madonna


Virgin and Child 1490s

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.