• Madonna attributed to Dutch painter Gerrit van Honthorst 1590-1656

    4 days ago - By It's About Time

    Attributed to Gerard van Honthorst Adoration of the Shepherds
    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.
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