Friday, February 16, 2018

The Nativity 1400s

Attributed to Matthias Grunewald (German Northern Renaissance Painter, ca.1470-1528) Nativity (detail) c. 1515

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.