Friday, January 20, 2017

A few 19C & 20C Winter Scarves

Teodor Axentowicz (Polish-Armenian painter, 1859–1938) Girl with Scarf

Anders Zorn, (Swedish artist, 1860–1920) Mona, 1898

FĂ©lix Edouard Vallotton (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Young Woman with Yellow Scarf, 1911

Arvid Liljelund (Finnish artist, 1844-1899) Cantor's Aina

Charles Sillem Lidderdale (British artist, 1831-1895) Daydreams 1877

Teodor Axentowicz (Polish-Armenian painter, 1859–1938) Girl in Scarf

Charles Sillem Lidderdale (British artist, 1831-1895) Returning from Market

George Frederic Watts (English Pre-Raphaelite Symbolist Painter and Sculptor, 1817-1904) Emily Tennyson

Anders Zorn,  (Swedish artist, 1860–1920) Ols Maria, 1918

Pablo Picasso (Spanish-born artist, 1881-1973) Fernande Olivier in Headscarves, 1906

Arvid Liljelund (Finnish artist, 1844-1899) Making Lace

Andre Lhote (French artist, 1885-1962) Portrait de Jeanne, 1908

Morning Madonna

1525 Joos van Cleve (Netherlandish, Cleve ca. 1485–1540 Antwerp) and a collaborator, Virgin and 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.