Friday, August 3, 2018

Madonna attributed to Gerard David 1460-1523

Attributed to Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Virgin & Child with Bowl of Milk

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.