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. Portraits of The Virgin Mary began to be popular, after the 431 AD Council of Ephesus declared Mary to be the Mother of God. By the 5C, as the Christian population was rapidly growing & was now supported by the state, Christian art was evolving & becoming grander to suit new, enlarged public spaces & the changing contemporary tastes of elite private patrons.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Madonna and Child with Saints 1340

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bolognese, 1560-1609) Virgin and Child with Saint Lucy and the Young John the Baptist

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Monday, May 10, 2021

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Fra Angelico (Italian painter, 1387-1455) Adoration of the Magi 1433

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Cesare Vecellio (Italian painter, 1521-1601) Madonna and Child with Sts Anthony of Padua and Roch

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Gentile da Fabriano original name Niccolo Di Giovanni Di Massio (Italian artist, c 1370-1427) The Nativity

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Madonna and Child with Saints 1340 Detail 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bolognese, 1560-1609) The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine

Monday, May 3, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Madonna and Child with Saints and Angel

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Biagio D'Antonio (1466-1516) Madonna between St. Francis and the Magdalene

Friday, April 30, 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Titian Tiziano Vercelli (Italian painter, 1488-1576) Gypsy Madonna and Child

Monday, April 26, 2021

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Gentile da Fabriano original name Niccolo Di Giovanni Di Massio (Italian artist, c 1370-1427) Flight to Egypt 1423 Detail

Friday, April 23, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Taddeo Gaddi (Italian artist, 1320-1366) Madonna and Child1330-40 Detail

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bolognese, 1560-1609) The silent Madonna with Saint John the Baptist

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Giorgio Vasari (Italian artist, 1511-1574) Holy Family with St Francis

Monday, April 19, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Biagio D'Antonio (1466-1516) Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints Five and Two Angels

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Friday, April 16, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Titian Tiziano Vercelli (Italian painter, 1488-1576) Madonna and Child with
St Agnes and St John the Baptist

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Jacopo Carucci known as Jacopo da Pontormo, Jacopo Pontormo or simply Pontormo, (Italian Mannerist painter, 1494–1557) Madonna Del Latte