Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Morning Madonna


José de Paez. (Mexican artist, 1720-1795) Nuestra Señora de Refugio 1780. He was known as a great artist of religious pieces with special preference on Marian devotions, and as one of the most prolific artists from New Spain.

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.