Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Painting a Portrait of The Madonna

Derick Baegert (c 1440–1515) Saint Luke Painting the Virgin Mary c 1485

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.