Wednesday, February 1, 2017

1781 February

1781 February The Twelve Months print; Carington Bowles (Published by) Robert Dighton (After) Richard Earlom (Print made by) London

1767 February

1767 February. Printed for Robert Sayer, London.

1749 February

1749 February print John June (Print made by) D Voisin (Published by) London

1745 February

1745 February by Thomas Burford (British artist, 1710-1770)

1730s February

1730s February Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) Twelve Months of Flowers

1678 February

1678 February Twelve Months Henri II Bonnart (Published by) Paris

1610 February

1610 February Twelve months Jacques Callot, Print made by Adriaen Collaert after Joos de Momper

1580 February

1580 February Italian School The Labours of the Months 

1580 February

1580 February  The Twelve Months after Hans Bol

1568 February

1568 √Čtienne Delaune (French artist, 1518-1595) Labours of the Months 

1515 February

1515 February Da Costa Hours, in Latin Illuminated by Simon Bening (1484–1561) Belgium, Bruges, c Pruning Vines, Breaking Ground

Morning Madonna

Unknown Master, Bohemian (active 1350s). Virgin and Child Enthroned

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.