Wednesday, January 18, 2017

It is cold! Older Women in Winter Scarves 1700s

Giuseppe Nogari (Italian artist, 1699-1766) An Elderly Woman in a Striped Shawl c 1743


Balthasar Denner (German artist, 1685-1749) or anche Attributed to Christian Seybold (German artist, 1697-1768) Portrait of an Old Woman


 Giuseppe Nogari (Italian artist, 1699-1766) Old Woman Holding Rosary Beads


 Christian Seybold (German artist, 1697-1768) Portrait of an Old Woman, 1749-50


Balthasar Denner (German artist, 1685-1749) Portrait of an old woman c. 1720


Giuseppe Nogari (Italian artist, 1699-1766) An Old Woman with Rosary Beads


Balthasar Denner (German artist, 1685-1749) Portrait of an old woman


Balthasar Denner (German artist, 1685-1749) Old Woman

Morning Madonna


1520 Hans Baldung (1485-1545) Madonna with sleeping Child

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.