Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ....

From all of us here at The Alexander 909 Gallery to you - A Very Merry Christmas and all of the best to you and yours in 2013.

Madonna and Child
c. 1650 canvas
Provenance: From a chapel in Mauerbach, 1772 in the gallery detectable

Madonna and Child 
Giovanni Battista Salvi, called Il Sassoferrato (Italian, 1605-1685)
Sassoferrato was a Roman Baroque painter who is perhaps best known for his many luminous and pious images of the Virgin. The Madonna and Child with  shows Mary cradling the sleeping Christ Child tenderly in her arms.  With his rosy cheeks and plump arms and legs, the Christ Child appears as a typical, healthy baby. Mary is shown as a radiant young mother. This image endows the Virgin and Child with human qualities and celebrates the natural maternal bond between mother and infant. This bond is emphasized by the manner in which Mary embraces Jesus, resting her cheek on his head. 

The rich, warm golds and pinks, and the soothing blue of Mary's shawl lend peace and tranquillity to the composition. Sassoferrato's clean, crisp lines, exemplified by the finely executed folds of drapery, reveal his command of classical Baroque painting techniques. This painstaking craftsmanship contributed to his renown. 

Description from Loyola University Museum of Art changed from the "with cherubs"

Title Information from Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Coming in 2013 ....

Gallery wrap canvas (sometimes referred to as museum wrap) in a dozen sizes.

Original art from emerging artists.

Additional art from the masters including offerings from more artists.

We're looking forward to 2013 and these additions - both to the gallery as well as our road shows.

Come see us in the New Year - we'll keep an eye out for you!

To be available as Gallery Wrap canvass.

The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery

Friday, December 14, 2012

Newtown, Connecticut

Our hearts and minds are with the community, families and survivors in Newtown, Connecticut ....

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lighthouse Art - Gift Ideas

We are big Lighthouse fans here and we just can't seem to get enough!

These art prints make wonderful gifts - have a look ....

Cape Hatteras

Yerba Buena Lighthouse - Goat Island

The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christian Art

Christian Art - Merry Christmas ....

Madonna and Child - Sassoferrato
Madonna and Child - Sassoferrato

Adoration of the Shepherds Lorenzo di Credi
Adoration of the Shepherds Lorenzo di Credi

The Alexander 909 Gallery

NASA Photographs

Beautiful Posters. Art print posters are printed on a special archival, heavier paper which provides more texture, a much longer life and a richer finish. Just Beautiful! You'll be very pleased.

NASA Art Work

Alexander 909 Gallery