Friday, September 22, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

19C Flower Seller

John Phillip (British artist, 1817-1867) Spanish Flower Seller 1864

16C Madonna Reading

Acts 13:27  The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath.
Vittore Carpaccio (Italian painter, c 1465–1526) Madonna and Blessing Child 1505-10

Thursday, September 14, 2017

19C Flower Sellers

 Gustave Doré (French artist, 1832-1883) Flower Sellers

15C Madonna Reading

John 5:39  Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life…
Marco di Antonio di Ruggero, known as Marco Zoppo (1433 -1478) Virgin and Child with Angels

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

19C Flower Seller

 Edwin Long ( British artist, 1829-1891) The Spanish Flower Seller 1867

16C Madonna Reading

Deuteronomy 17:19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days…
Hans Burgkmair the Elder [German Northern Renaissance Painter, 1473-1531] Madonna with Grapes 1510

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

19C Flower Seller

William Etty (British artist, 1787-1849) Miss Lewis as a Flower Girl

15C Madonna Reading

1 Timothy 3:14  Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions...
Ambrogio Bergognone (Italian artist, 1453-1523) Madonna and Child with St Catherine and Stefano Maconi

Monday, September 11, 2017

16C Madonna Reading

Matthew 24:15  "So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel--let the reader understand..."
Jan de Beer (Dutch artist, 1475–1528) Madonna and Child with Pilgrim & Angel

19C Flower Seller

Thomas Benjamin Kennington (English genre painter, 1856-1916) The Pinch of Poverty 1891

Sunday, September 10, 2017

19C Flower Seller

Robert Kemm (British artist, 1837-1895) The Flower Seller

15C Madonna Reading

Jeremiah 36:2  "Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah and all the other nations from the time I began speaking to you in the reign of Josiah till now."
Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin and Child with Young St. John The Baptist, 1470-1475

Saturday, September 9, 2017

19C Flower Seller

Nikolai Efimovich Rachkov (Russian painter, 1825-1895) Portret de fetita

16C Madonna Reading

Jeremiah 30:2  "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you."
Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483–1520) The Solly Madonna 1502

Friday, September 8, 2017

19C Flower Seller

Paul Emile (French artist, 19C) Flower Seller

15C Madonna Reading

Isaiah 8:1 The LORD said to me, "Take a large scroll and write on it with an ordinary pen..." 
Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin & Child

Thursday, September 7, 2017

19C Flower Seller

Leon Francois Comerre (French artist, 1850-1934) The Flower Seller

16C Madonna Reading

Deuteronomy 27:8 "And you shall write very clearly all the words of this law on these stones you have set up."
Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483–1520) Madonna with the Book

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

20C Flower Seller

Kasimir Malevich (Ukrainian painter, 1878-1935) Flower Girl 1903

15C Madonna Reading

Revelation 1:19 "Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later."
Carlo Crivelli (1430-1495) Madonna and Child c 1480

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

1882 Flower Seller

Jules Bastien-Lepage (French Realist Painter, 1848-1884) Flower Seller in London 1882

15C Madonna Reading

Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
Vittore Crivelli (Italian, active c 1465–d 1502) Madonna & Child with 2 Angels

Monday, September 4, 2017

19C Flower Seller

Jean von de Brug (19C Dutch artist) Flower Seller

15C Madonna Reading

There are instances of people reading in the Bible, but none are Mary and none are women. Reading is referred to often in the Bible. 
Carlo Crivelli (c 1430-1495) Madonna and Child, 1482

Sunday, September 3, 2017

19C Flower Seller

E. Giachi (19C Italian artist) The Flower Seller

15C Madonna Reading

In many early paintings, Madonnas are also depicted reading after the birth of Jesus.  
Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin and Child with young Saint John the Baptist c 1500

Saturday, September 2, 2017

19C Flower Seller

Charles Hermans (Belgian artist, 1839-1924) The Flower Seller

Madonnas attributed to Italian artist Simone Martini (c 1280-85-1344)

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


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

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


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


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


Attributed to Simone Martini (Italian artist, 1280-85-1344) Madonna and Child from Lucignano d'Arbia

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, September 1, 2017