Thursday, July 13, 2017

Madonnas attributed to Giotto di Bondone 1266-1337

Giotto di Bondone, The Ognissanti Madonna, 1306-10

Giotto di Bondone (Italian painter, 1266-1337) Madonna & Child 1297

Giotto di Bondone (Italian painter, 1266-1337) Madonna & Child 1295-1300

Giotto di Bondone (Italian painter, 1266-1337) Madonna & Child 1320-30

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.