Monday, July 23, 2018

Madonnas attributed to Orazio Lomi Gentileschi Italian artist, 1563–1639

Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (Italian artist, 1563–1639) Madonna and Child in The Vision of St Francesca Romana 1615 - 1619

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.