Thursday, July 27, 2017

Arranging Flowers around the Globe

Hans Bertle (German artist, 1880-1943) Arranging Flowers

Madonnas attributed to the Master of the Legend of Mary Magdalene (sometimes called the Master of the Magdalen Legend) German artist, fl 1480-1537

Master of the Legend of Mary Magdalene (sometimes called the Master of the Magdalen Legend) (German artist, fl 1480-1537) Madonna nursing the Christ Child


1520 Master of the Legend of Mary Magdalene (sometimes called the Master of the Magdalen Legend) (German artist, fl 1480-1537) Mary with Child

Master of the Legend of Mary Magdalene (sometimes called the Master of the Magdalen Legend) (German artist, fl 1480-1537) The Holy Family

Master of the Legend of Mary Magdalene (sometimes called the Master of the Magdalen Legend) (German artist, fl 1480-1537) Madonna with Child

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, July 26, 2017

Arranging Flowers around the Globe

Frederic Leighton (English Classicist Painter and Sculptor, 1830-1896) Mrs James Guthrie

Madonnas attributed to Stephano da Verona 1379-1438

Stephano da Verona (1379-1438) Madonna of the Rosary surrounded by angels in a hortus conclusus (enclosed garden) 1409. Actually this is in the form of a Madonna of Humility seated on the ground - to indicate her humility - against a backdrop of berries & wildflowers within a sheltering wall. 


Stephano da Verona (1379-1438) The Virgin and Child  in a hortus conclusus (enclosed garden) with Angels, c 1430. This is also is in the form of a Madonna of Humility seated on the ground  - to indicate her humility - against a backdrop of berries & wildflowers within a sheltering hedge of roses. 


Stephano da Verona (1379-1438)  Adoration of the Magi

Stephano da Verona (1379-1438) Madonna and Child seated on a throne.


Stephano da Verona (1379-1438) Madonna and Child seated on a throne with Angels

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 tastes of elite private clients.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Arranging Flowers around the Globe


Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British artist, 1828-1882) Marigolds 1874

Madonnas attributed to Benozzo Gozzoli (1421-1497)

1400s Benozzo Gozzoli (Italian early Renaissance painter,  c 1421–1497) Madonna and Child



Benozzo Gozzoli (Italian early Renaissance painter,  c 1421–1497)  Madonna and Child, Parish Church, Calci



 Benozzo Gozzoli (Italian early Renaissance painter,  c 1421–1497) Madonna and Child between Saints Andre and Prosper



Benozzo Gozzoli (Italian early Renaissance painter,  c 1421–1497) Madonna and Child between Saints Francis and Bernardine of Siena, San Fortunato, Montefalco





 Benozzo Gozzoli (Italian early Renaissance painter,  c 1421–1497) Madonna and Child Giving Blessings, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome



Benozzo Gozzoli (Italian early Renaissance painter,  c 1421–1497) Madonna and Child with Saints Francis and Bernardine and Fra Jacopo, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna



 Benozzo Gozzoli (Italian early Renaissance painter,  c 1421–1497) Madonna and Child with Saints John the Baptist, Peter, Jerome, and Paul, Galleria Nazionale dell Umbria, Perugia



Benozzo Gozzoli (Italian early Renaissance painter,  c 1421–1497) Madonna and Child, San Fortunato, Montefalco 1450



Benozzo Gozzoli (Italian early Renaissance painter,  c 1421–1497) Madonna Della Acintola, Pinacoteca, Vatican



Benozzo Gozzoli (Italian early Renaissance painter,  c 1421–1497) The Madonna and Child with Saint Anne and Donors, National Museum of Saint Matthew, Pisa.



 Benozzo Gozzoli (Italian early Renaissance painter,  c 1421–1497) Virgin and Child Entroned among Angels and 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 tastes of elite private clients.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Arranging Flowers around the Globe

Frederick Sandys (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, c 1829-1904)  Grace Rose 1866

Madonnas attributed to Domenico Veneziano c 1405-1461

1447 Attributed to Domenico Veneziano (c. 1405-1461). Madonna and Child



Attributed to Domenico Veneziano (c. 1405-1461).  Madonna and Child



Attributed to Domenico Veneziano (c. 1405-1461). Madonna and Child

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 tastes of elite private clients.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Arranging Flowers around the Globe

Otto Scholderer (German Painter, 1834-1902) Cutting Flowers for an Arrangement

Madonnas attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494)

Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin with Child

Born in Seligenstadt, near Frankfurt in the Middle Rhein region, it is speculated that Memling may have served his apprenticeship at Mainz or Cologne, and may have later worked in the Netherlands under Rogier van der Weyden (c. 1455-1460). At any rate, he seems to follow a well-trodden path. He appears in the records of Bruges around 1466. Many of Memling's well-known religious works were painted for the Hospital of St. John in Brugge. These include Adoration of the Magi & 6 panels depicting St. Ursula's journey to Rome, which he painted for the hospital's shrine to that saint.

Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin and Child with Musician Angels 1480 Detail Diptych of Munich

Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) or Workshop of Memling Virgin and Child reaching for his toe c 1490

Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin and Child with St Anthony the Abbot and a Donor 1472

Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin Suckling the Child



Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin Enthroned with Child and Angel c.1480



Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin and Child Enthroned c 1480s


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin and Child Enthroned with two Musical Angels 1465 - 1467


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin and Child in a Rose-Garden with Two Angels 1480s


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin and Child in a Landscape


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin and Child, 1485-90

Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin Nursing the Child


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Madonna and Child, from The Diptych of Maerten van Nieuwenhove (1487)


Attributed to Hans Memling Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Portinari-Triptychon, Mitteltafel Madonna 1487


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin and Child


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin and Child (circa 1475)


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Standing Virgin and Child c 1490

Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin and Child c. 1478


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin And Child Enthroned With Two Musican Angels


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Central panel of the Triptych of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Madonna and Child Enthroned with Two Angels (1480)


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Nativity 1470-1472


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Presentation in the Temple


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) The Donne Triptych (1478)


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) The Nativity (1460-70)


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) The Nativity, left wing of a triptych of the Adoration of the Magi


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) The Nativity


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) The Virgin and Child with an Angel (1480)


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) The Virgin and Child with St. James and St. Dominic Presenting the Donors and their Family, Virgin of Jacques Floreins


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin and Child Enthroned with Two Angels 1485-90

Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin and Child

Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) Virgin Suckling the Child c 1487


Attributed to Hans Memling (German-born Flemish painter, 1435-1494) The Seven Joys of Mary 1480

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.