Sunday, August 5, 2018

Madonna attributed to Master of Flémalle or Robert Campin 1375-1444

Master of Flémalle or Robert Campin (1375-1444) Virgin and Child with Saints in an Enclosed Garden. Robert Campin, 1375-1444, who is now usually identified as the artist known as the Master of Flémalle, is considered the first great master of Flemish and Early Netherlandish painting.

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.