Friday, 15 April 2016

M is for Mother and Child

I am running late today but we have another selection of images, because motherhood is another of those subjects that has captured the imagination of artists for millennia. 
This first sculpture originates from the Bamana people in Mali, and dates some time from the 15th century.
The Met Museum
 This picture is Mother and Child by Harold Gilman, painted in 1918.
Auckland Art Gallery
 This one made me smile because it captures so well the trials of motherhood; by Pieter de Hooch, it is entitled 'A Mother and Child with Its Head in her Lap' and shows a mother delousing her child.  It was painted in the 17th century, it's lovely how little life has changed.

1 comment:

  1. I think you hit upon one of the best things about art throughout the ages--it captures life and helps us to see how the fundamentals often change so little or not at all. It provides a connection across time and space between us and those who came before.


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