Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Nativity 1400s

The Virgin And Child Surrounded By Four Angels by the Master of the Castello Nativity (active 1450-1475).

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.