Sunday, June 25, 2017

Arranging Flowers in 19C & early 20C America



William McGregor Paxton (American painter, 1869-1941) Girl Arranging Flowers 1921

Madonnas attributed to Paolo Uccello 1397-1475

Paolo Uccello born Paolo di Dono as (Italian artist, from 1397 to 1475) Adoration of the Child



 Paolo Uccello born Paolo di Dono as (Italian artist, from 1397 to 1475) Adoration of the Kings



Paolo Uccello born Paolo di Dono as (Italian artist, from 1397 to 1475) The Adoration of the Magi



Paolo Uccello born Paolo di Dono as (Italian artist, from 1397 to 1475) The Annunciation



Paolo Uccello born Paolo di Dono as (Italian artist, from 1397 to 1475) Detail Adoration of the Magi (Quarate predella)



Paolo Uccello born Paolo di Dono as (Italian artist, from 1397 to 1475) Virgin and Child c 1440


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Arranging Flowers in 19C & early 20C America

Francis Coates Jones (American artist, 1857–1932) Flowers in the Window

Madonnas attributed to Agnolo Bronzino 1503-1572

Attributed to Angnolo Bronzino, Agnolo di Cosimo, (Italian Mannerist artist, 1503-1572) Adoration of the Shepherds

Attributed to Angnolo Bronzino, Agnolo di Cosimo, (Italian Mannerist artist, 1503-1572) Holy Family 1555-60


Attributed to Angnolo Bronzino, Agnolo di Cosimo, (Italian Mannerist artist, 1503-1572) Holy Family 1540


Attributed to Angnolo Bronzino, Agnolo di Cosimo, (Italian Mannerist artist, 1503-1572) Holy Family 1534-40

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, June 23, 2017

Arranging Flowers in 19C & early 20C America

Francis Coates Jones (American artist, 1857–1932) Woman Arranging Flowers

Madonnas attributed to Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524)


Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524) Rest on the Flight to Egypt 1515

Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524) Madonna and Child



Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524) Virgin with Child on Green Cushion



Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524) Madonna and Child with St John



Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524) Madonna and Child with St Rach



Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524) Madonna and Child with Saints

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.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Arranging Flowers in 19C & early 20C America

Frederick Childe Hassam (American painter, 1859-1935) Marechal Niel Roses 1919

Madonnas attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi

Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi, Adoration of the Child with Saints 1460-65


Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi, Adoration of the Child with Saints c 1463


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

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


Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints c 1430


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

Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi, Adoration of the Magi c 1445


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


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


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


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


Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi, Madonna and Child Enthroned with 2 Angels c 1437


Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi, Madonna and Child Enthroned with 2 Angels c 1437


Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi, Madonna and Child with Saints and a Worshiper c 1437


Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi, Madonna and Child with St Freianus and St Augustine 1437


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


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


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


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


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


Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi,  Nativity 1467-69


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


Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi,  Tarquinia Madonna 1437


Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi,  The Virgin Appears to St Bernard 1447


Attributed to Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian Renaissance painter, c 1406–1469) also called Lippo Lippi, Virgin with Child Detail Scenes from the Life of St Anne 1452

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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Arranging Flowers in 19C & early 20C America

John White Alexander (American artist, 1856–1915) June

Madonnas attributed to Raphael or Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483–1520)

Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Niccolini-Cowper Madonna c 1508

Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Bridgewater Madonna 1507

Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) The Granduca Madonna 1504

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


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Alba Madonna c 1510

The "Madonna of the Goldfinch" or "Madonna of the Goldfinch" Italian renaissance artist Raphael, from c. 1505-1506.


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Canigiani Madonna c 1507

Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) The Madonna Times detail 1508



Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Madonna and Child Reading 1498

Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Column Madonna 1508


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Madonna and Child with a Book 1503


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Madonna de Orleans


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Madonna dell Granduca


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


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Madonna of the Candelabra c 1513


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


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


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Madonna with a Fish


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Madonna with the Beardless St Joseph


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Sistine Madonna


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Solly Madonna 1502


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Newfoundland Madonna c 1505


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) Esterhazy Madonna


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520), Aldobrandini Madonna (Garvagh Madonna)


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520), Our Lady of Loreto


Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520), Lady with the Rose