Saturday, April 15, 2017

Illuminated Manuscripts - Anointing The Body

The Marys buying ointment at the ointment shop.

Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.  Mark Chapter 16

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Holy Women at Jesus' Death by Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494)

Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) The Holy Women, right hand panel of the Granada Deposition Diptych

Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) The Mourning Virgin

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Madonna attr to Italian artist Simone Martini (c 1280-85-1344)

Attributed to Simone Martini (Italian artist, 1280-85-1344)  Maestà

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.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Madonna attr to Italian artist Simone Martini (c 1280-85-1344)

Attributed to Simone Martini (Italian artist, 1280-85-1344) Madonna and Child (from Castiglione d'Orcia) 1320-25

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

gar 1785 April

1785 April Robert Dighton the elder (1747 - 1814)

gar 1767 April

1767 April. Printed for Robert Sayer, London.

1745 April

1745 April Thomas Burford (British artist, 1710-1770)

1700 April

APRIL Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) Twelve Months of Flowers 

1678 April

APRIL Twelve Months print Henri II Bonnart (Published by) 1678-1700 Paris

gar 1687 April

1687 April Minnend paar, Anonymous, Crispijn van de Passe (I), Maerten de Vos, 1574 - 1687

gar 1614 April

APRIL The Months print Hendrik Hondius II (Print made by); Hendrik Hondius I (Published by) 1614

gar 1609 April

1609 Jacques Callot (Print made by); Adriaen Collaert (After); Joos de Momper (After) Month of April

1580 April

APRIL 1580 Italian School The Labours of the Months 

1500s April

Francesco Bassano the Younger (1563-1570) April

1568 April

Anonymous woodcut of 1568 Étienne Delaune (French artist, 1518-1595) Labours of the Months - April

Madonna attr to Italian artist Simone Martini (c 1280-85-1344)

Attributed to Simone Martini (Italian artist, 1280-85-1344)  Maestà (detail) 1315

1300s -1400s April.

Images of April from 14C-15C Manuscripts  The Hague, KB, 133 D 11