Fine Art Friday - the Mother edition

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Special edition this week. What else could I do?

I like the children in this first example, particularly the two girls. I think the artist caught their postures just right. No mother can not remember having a child lean over on her back like this:


The Garden Bench
James Tissot

I had never seen this before. I don't know whether, because of its unusual shape, it is just a part of a larger painting or not:


First Steps
Vincent Van Gogh

Anyone who has read this blog for any length of time knows that I am a big fan of the women illustrators who labored so long, without huge amounts of fame, producing illustrations for women's magazine covers, advertising and fairy tale books. Here's a lovely example by Jessie Wilcox-Smith:


Jessie Wilcox-Smith

Here's an unexpected delight from a source not known for his tenderness. However, if you do a little research, there are quite a number of delightful mother images--so obviously he had a soft spot in his heart for mothers:



This artist could really be known as "The Artist of Mother and Children" if she were to style herself the same way modern huckster artists do. I like her paintings because they portray such ordinary snippets--sewing, naps, baths. Lovely.


Young Mother Sewing
Mary Cassatt

And finally, an image from an artist who loved painting women and women with children. I think the expression on this young mother's face is priceless and beautiful:


Mother and Child
William Bouguereau

I have one request of you all, on this Fine Art Friday. If your mother is still alive, pick up the phone this weekend, and give her a call. Just to say hello. Just to keep in touch.

If you've lost your mom, say a prayer thanking God for the time you had her.

I know I am.

Happy Friday, ya'll!


What lovely paintings, Terry! I had the privilege of being with my mom for several weeks this summer -- the only time we've had any extended time without the rest of my family (she lives in TX, we in TN). It was so precious! May God continue to be glorified as you come to Him for comfort . . .


beautiful, mamaT. we love you.



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