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.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Morning Madonna

 1598 Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish painter, 1598–1664) Flight into Egypt

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Virgin and Child in the Landscape c 1530

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Morning Madonna

Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child in Saint Anne's Altarpiece

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Pietro Perugino (Italian painter, 1446–1524), Madonna and Child with Angels

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi, Madonna and Child Enthroned with 2 Angels c 1437

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Morning Madonna

Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian painter, c 1489-1534) Madonna and Child with Saint Francis 1514

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Vittorio Crivelli (Italian artist, c 1440 to 1501) Virgin and angels

Friday, September 11, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Morning Madonna

Gian Giacomo de Alladio, also known as Macrino d'Alba (c. 1460-65- 1528) Adoration by Saints

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to 1510 Titian Tiziano Vercelli (Italian painter, 1488-1576) The Holy Family with a Shepherd

Monday, September 7, 2020

Morning Madonna

1487 Giovanni Bellini (Italian Early Renaissance Painter 1430-1516) Madonna with the Child

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Friday, September 4, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Rest on the Flight to Egypt

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Morning Madonna





Attributed to Pietro Perugino (Italian painter, 1446–1524), Virgin and Child with St John 1480

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Morning Madonna

Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Madonna and Child with a Book 1503

Monday, August 31, 2020

Morning Madonna



Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi,
Madonna and Child

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Morning Madonna


Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian painter, c 1489-1534) Adoration of the Christ Child 1520

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Vittorio Crivelli (Italian artist, c 1440 to 1501) Madonna and Child

Friday, August 28, 2020

Morning Madonna


Attributed to Simone Martini (Italian artist, 1280-85-1344)  Madonna and Child, c 1310-1315

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Morning Madonna


Gian Giacomo de Alladio, also known as Macrino d'Alba (c. 1460-65- 1528), Virgin Nursing Jesus

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Morning Madonna

1585 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Adoration of the Shepherds Detail

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to 1510 Titian Tiziano Vercelli (Italian painter, 1488-1576) Mary with the Child and Saints

Monday, August 24, 2020

Morning Madonna


1487 Giovanni Bellini (Italian Early Renaissance Painter 1430-1516) Madonna with Child and Saints Peter and Sebastian

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Morning Madonna


1563 Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (Italian artist, 1563–1639) Madonna and Child
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Morning Madonna


Domenico Ghirlandaio (Italian artist, 1449–1494) Madonna in Glory with Saints

Friday, August 21, 2020

Morning Madonna


Attributed to Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Virgin and Child detail