The themes examined in these art pieces focuses heavily on the bond between mother and son. The exhibition gallery consists of paintings made during the Renaissance era (1300's - 1600's). Motherhood is represented by important figures in mythology Venus "the goddess of love," and her son Cupid, "The god of desire". Venus and Cupid are typically nude, symbolizing purity and love. The paintings of Cupid and his mother incorporate two of the most renowned religions, Catholic and Christianity.
Another essential relationship of motherhood is exemplified in the relationship of The Virgin Mary with Jesus Christ. These paintings include a repeating pattern of formal elements that will be further discussed for each art piece in the gallery.