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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi,  Madonna Enthroned with Saints c 1445

Monday, November 23, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian painter, c 1489-1534) Madonna Della Scodella 1530

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Morning Madonna

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

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Morning Madonna

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

Friday, November 20, 2020

Morning Madonna

1507 Giovanni Bellini (Italian Early Renaissance Painter 1430-1516) Madonna and Child
with Four Saints and Donor

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Tryptique de la famille Sedano Bruges 1523

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi,  
Madonna del Ceppo 1453

Monday, November 16, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian painter, c 1489-1534) Madonna and Child 
with St Sebastian 1524

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Morning Madonna

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

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Morning Madonna


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

Friday, November 13, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to 1561 Titian Tiziano Vercelli (Italian painter, 1488-1576) Virgin with Child at Sunset

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Morning Madonna

1505-10 Giovanni Bellini (Italian Early Renaissance Painter 1430-1516) Santa Conversazione

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) The Virgin among angels 1509

Monday, November 9, 2020

Morning Madonna

Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Madonna of the pinks (Madonna of the Carnation)

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Morning Madonna

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

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian painter, c 1489-1534) The Holy Family
with St Jerome 1519

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Morning Madonna

Gian Giacomo de Alladio, also known as Macrino d'Alba (c. 1460-65- 1528) La Vergine col Bambino

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to 1560 Titian Tiziano Vercelli (Italian painter, 1488-1576) Madonna and Child

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Morning Madonna

1505 Giovanni Bellini (Italian Early Renaissance Painter 1430-1516) San Zaccaria Altarpiece

Monday, November 2, 2020

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Virgin and Child with 4 Angels

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Virgin and Child with Saints and Donor

Friday, October 30, 2020

Morning Madonna

Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Madonna of the Chair, 1518 Raphael

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi, 
Madonna and Child with Stories from the Life of Anne

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Morning Madonna

Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian painter, c 1489-1534) Madonna and Child with St Jerome

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to Vittorio Crivelli (Italian artist, from 1440 to 1501 c) Detail of the Madonna and Child with Saints 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Morning Madonna

Gian Giacomo de Alladio, also known as Macrino d'Alba (c. 1460-65- 1528) La Vergine in Gloria

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to 1560 Titian Tiziano Vercelli (Italian painter, 1488-1576) A Sacred Conversation Madonna and Child with Saints Luke and Catherine of Alexandria