Although I was born and raised a Catholic I'm no longer a believer in a god or godlike figure but I still have my little Mary figurines everywhere in my home (standing peacefully next to Buddha I might add) Somehow she gives me comfort still not as the mother of Jesus but more as a mother Nature kind of figure I guess. I think it also has to do with the way I was raised, burning a candle at Mary's feet whenever there was something going on, an exam, or when someone was ill or as a remembrance. I still do that.
So for today Madonna or Mary in paintings throughout the centuries;
Stefan Lochner-Madonna in the rose-garden 1448
Sandro Botticelli-The Virgin and Child or The Madonna of the Book 1480
Filippo Lippi-Madonna and Child 15th century
Gerard David-The rest on the flight to Egypt c. 1510
Raphael-The Madonna of the meadow 1506
William Adolphe Bouguereau - The Madonna of the Lilies 1899