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.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Morning Madonna



Attributed to Pietro Perugino (Italian painter, 1446–1524), The Virgin and Child with Angels 1496

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Morning Madonna



Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530) Madonna and Child Surrounded by Angels

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Monday, August 3, 2020

Morning Madonna


Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi, Detail Madonna of Humility

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Morning Madonna

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

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Morning Madonna

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

Friday, July 31, 2020

Morning Madonna

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.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Morning Madonna


Bonaventura Berlinghieri (Italian painter, active in mid-13th century) Madonna and Child with 
Saints and Crucifixion 1260-70

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Morning Madonna


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

Monday, July 27, 2020

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Morning Madonna

Attributed to 1516 Titian Tiziano Vercelli (Italian painter, 1488-1576) Madonna and Child with Sts Catherine and Dominic + Donor

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Morning Madonna


1487 Giovanni Bellini (Italian Early Renaissance Painter 1430-1516) San Giobbe Altarpiece

Friday, July 24, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Morning Madonna


Attributed to Pietro Perugino (Italian painter, 1446–1524), Madonna with Child and a young St. John

Monday, July 20, 2020

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Morning Madonna


Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi, Adoration of the Shepherds