The most beautiful thing about motherhood is the inherent benevolence of the relationship. When one becomes a mother, the only center of attraction is her own child. This article covers 10 paintings around the theme of motherhood in art.
The Cradle by Berthe Morisot
The Cradle is a painting, one of the most admired motherhood paintings in art, produced by Berthe Morisot in 1872. The French painter was the first woman who exhibits her paintings at Impressionist exhibition in 1874. This painting contains one female named Edma and she is watching over her daughter
There Comes Papa by Raja Ravi Varma
There Comes Papa is a painting produced by Raja Ravi Varma in 1893. This painting by the Indian artist portrayed motherhood through a contemporary Indian wealthy outset. The woman in this painting is the daughter of Raja Ravi Verma who is holding her own daughter.
There Comes Papa is another delicate version of portraying motherhood in art through a contemporary Indian wealthy outset. The princess wears traditional Kerala outfit consists of gold-bordered white sari, trinkets, red dot (it is called ‘bindi’ in India) the at the forehead, and nose pin. The red drapers lying aside added a great flavor to the prosperous and affluent pitch for this painting.
Madonna and Child and Two Angels by Filippo Lippi – Most admired painting of motherhood in art
Madonna and Child and Two Angels is a painting produced by Filippo Lippi in 1465. This painting by the French artist is one of the most admired masterpiece of the renaissance period. As the name suggest, Madonna in this painting is sits on a seat while the child is held by the two angels.
The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques Louis David
The Coronation of Napoleon is a painting produced by Jacques Louis David between 1805 and 1807. “Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris” was the official title of this painting. Although the theme doesn’t directly compliment the theme of motherhood in art, the entire scene is built on the context of a significant interaction between a mother and a child
Andromache Mourning Hector by Jacques Louis David
Andromache Mourning Hector is a painting produced by Jacques Louis David in 1783. The French painter uses well known scenes for this painting from antiquity. In this painting, Andromache is mourning over the death of his husband who was killed by the Achilles and is being comforted by his child. A different and unique central theme of motherhood in art, but here in this great work, the response to a mother ship is portrayed in a very significant style.
Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci
Virgin of the Rocks is a painting produced by Leonardo da Vinci between 1483 and 1486. Madonna of the Rocks is the second version of this painting, another famous work of art about mothership, both identical with some significant differences. In this painting, Madonna is with child Jesus and infant John the Baptist. Any angel is also shown on the rocky destinations.
Annunciation by Leonardo Da Vinci
Annunciation is a painting produced by Leonardo Da Vinci between 1472 and 1475. This is the first large painting which the Italian artist executed by his own hands. This painting contains Mary, an angel and a lectern in between them.
Danae with Nursemaid by Titan – One of the most viewed paintings of motherhood in art
Danae with Nursemaid is a painting produced by Titian between 1553 and 1554 is another great work of motherhood in art. This painting by Titan is regarded as less intimately erotic as compared to other paintings by him. Titan was over fifty years old when he painted first series of Danae.
Assumption of Virgin by Titan
Assumption of Virgin is a painting produced by Italian artist Titian between 1516 and 1518. This painting by the Italian artist was one of the largest paintings on the theme of motherhood in the art and resides in the city of Venice. This painting was inspired from other sources like The Sisting Madonna.
Doni Tondo by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Doni Tondo is a painting produced by Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1506 and 1507. Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo is the only finished painting painted by the Italian artist without the aid of assistants. This painting is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin and Child with St.Anne.
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