Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Madonnas attributed to Martino Altomonte Austrian-born Italian painter, 1657–1745

Martino Altomonte, born Johann Martin Hohenberg (Austrian-born Italian painter, 1657–1745) Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Martino Altomonte, born Johann Martin Hohenberg (Austrian-born Italian painter, 1657–1745) The Immaculate Conception

Martino Altomonte, born Johann Martin Hohenberg (Austrian-born Italian painter, 1657–1745) The Holy Family

Martino Altomonte, born Johann Martin Hohenberg (Austrian-born Italian painter, 1657–1745) Madonna and Child

Martino Altomonte, born Johann Martin Hohenberg (Austrian-born Italian painter, 1657–1745) Anna lehrt Maria, daneben der hl. Joachim

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.