Monday, October 20, 2014

A little gossip - - Queen Juana I of Spain 1479-1555 a little unstable



1500 Juan de Flandes (1460-1519) Joan the Mad

Joanna (1479–1555), nicknamed Juana la Loca, was the 1st queen regnant to reign over both the Crown of Castile (1504–55) & the Crown of Aragon (1516–55), a union which evolved into modern Spain. Besides the kingdoms of Spain, she also ruled the kingdoms of Sardinia, Sicily, & Naples in Italy; a vast colonial empire in the Americas; & was Countess of Burgundy & the consort of the Burgundian Netherlands.

She was the last monarch of the House of Trastámara & her marriage to Philip the Handsome initiated the rule of the Habsburgs in Spain. She succeeded her mother, Isabel I in 1505, & father Fernando in 1516. Her father had nominated her as heir of all his possessions with her son as regent, because of her mental instability, which is why she is known as Juana la Loca. Her husband Felipe I was king & regent 1504-06, & her son, Carlos I (& V of the Holy Roman Empire) became king in 1516.


Madonnas attributed to Lorenzo Lotto 1480-1556


1521 Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Virgin and Child with Sts Jerome and Nicholas of Tolentino 1521


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Adoration of the Shepherds


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Holy Family with Angels


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Madonna and Child with Saints


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Madonna and Child with Saints and Angel


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Madonna and Child with Saints


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Madonna and Child with St Catherine, Francis, Jerome, and John


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Madonna and Child with St Dominic, St Lorenzo, and St Urban


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Madonna and Child with St Ignatius of Antioch and St Onophrius


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Madonna and Child with St Peter Martyr


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Madonna and Child with Sts Peter, Christine, Liberale, and Jerome


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Madonna of the Rosary


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Madonna with the Child and Sts Rock and Sebastian


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Rest on the Flight to Egypt


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) San Bartolomeo Altarpiece


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) San Bartolomeo Altarpiece


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Santo Spirito Alterpiece


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) The Holy Family with St Catherine of Alexandria


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) The Nativity


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Virgin and Child with Saints


Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Virgin and Child with Sts John the Baptist and Catherine


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 the core of early Western art.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

The somber, even angry, Women of the Depressed 1930s



1930 Herbert von Reyl-Hanisch (Austrian artist, 1898-1937) Portrait of the Mother


Felice Casorati (1883 –1963) Daphne a  Pavarolo 1934



1930 Cagnaccio di San Pietro, Portrait of Signora Vighi



1930 Josef Scharl (German painter, 1896-1954) Street Scene in Paris



1930 Manfred Hirzel (German artist, 1905-1932) Melitta


Karl Hubbuch (German artist, 1891–1979) Theater Loge c 1930



1931 Antonio Donghi (Italian Painter, 1897-1963) Portrait of a Woman in Hat



1931 Otto Dix (German Expressionist painter, 1891-1969) Woman with Red Hair



1932 Amedeo Bocchi (Italian artist, 1883–1932)



1932 Conrad Felixmüller, Bildnis Frau Sofie Isakowitz



1932 Conrad Felixmüller (German Expressionist painter, 1897-1977) A Russian Imigrant from Baku (Frau Ginda Krettingen)



1932 Max Beckmann (German Expressionist Painter, 1884-1950) Quappi in Pink



1933 Karl Hubbuch (German artist, 1891–1979) Afternoon Tea



1935 Antonio Berni (Argentine artist, 1905-1981) Woman in Red Sweater



1935 Doris Clare Zinkeisen (British artist, 1898-1991) Self-Portrait



1935 Marcello Dudovich (Italian artist, 1878-1962] Ritratto di signora



1935 Werner Schramm (German artist, 1898-1970) Portrait of a Lady on the Pont des Arts



1937 Rita Angus, Self-portrait



1938 Diego Rivera, Portrait of Lupe Marín



1939 Paul Citroen (German-born Dutch artist, 1896-1983) Portray of Corry Mohlenfeldt


A little gossip - Doña Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda 1540-1592 the princess, the ruff, & the eyepatch



Doña Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda (1540-1592)

Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda was an outrageously wealthy Spanish aristocrat, born on 29 June 1540. She was considered one of the greatest beauties of her day in Europe, even though she lost an eye in a sword fight with one of her father's young pages.


 Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda as a young girl


Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda as a young girl

Perhaps the eyepatch made her more intriguing. She married at the age of 12 to Ruy Gómez de Silva, Prince of Eboli. She was a favorite of King Philip II.


Doña Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda (1540-1592)



Doña Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda (1540-1592)


Madonnas attributed to Annibale Carracci 1560-1609



Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bolognese, 1560-1609) The Holy Family with St John



Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bolognese, 1560-1609) Madonna Entroned with Saints



Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bolognese, 1560-1609) The Holy Family



Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bolognese, 1560-1609) Rest on the Flight to Egypt



Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bolognese, 1560-1609) Translation of the Holy House



Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bolognese, 1560-1609) Virgin Appears to Sts Luke and Catherine


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 the core of early Western art.