For The Love of a Child

These works of art all include a child or children in certain stages of their lives.  Children are the future and their relationships, loves and desires can be depicted in art.

This complex work of art depicts Lady Anne Clifford’s life and loves. In the first panel we see a young Lady Anne Clifford with portraits of her governess and tutor. She admired them and they helped her become a refined young lady with a love of literature. In the second panel we see a loving family with Lady Anne Clifford unborn. In the final frame Lady Anne Clifford’s husbands are hung behind her on the wall. The artist incorporates a lot of detail in this Elizabethan work of art. The most colorful picture is that of the young Lady Anne Clifford.
This is a loving family portrait of Marie-Antoinette and her children. The young children can barely stay seated in this picture. The queen seems at peace with her children. The detail is picked up nicely from the armoire to the draperies to the subtle flesh tones.
This whimsical piece of art reflects a young mermaid’s wish to be with her prince only to end up back in the sea with her family of fish. The brightness of the colors represents the wonderful dreams of a child. The background is the blue sea from which the mermaid is from.
One can interpret this painting as a connection between family, nature and eternity. The breaking waves appear to depict birth. The reflection of the family on the sand symbolizes the continuance of life. The child and father pointing to the birds in the sky signify how large the world really is. The artist uses brilliant, bold colors. The subjects in the picture are muted and have little detail.
This wonderful piece of art, done in a unique style, portrays the MacKenzie family unit. Several generations are depicted in this work. It appears the children are showing respect to their elders with whom wisdom is being taught. The silhouette style adds a formality to this artwork.
This elegant painting depicts a loving mother with her two sons. What is unique in painting is that the sons were added to this painting after their mother’s death as Mrs. Elizabeth Moody died when her sons were barely 2 years old. The attire and hairstyles are elegant and formal and represent status within the community. The artist darkened the tree in the picture which made the family stand out and become the focal point.
This Asian ceramic sculpture reflects a little girl looking towards something or someone as she holding tightly to a vessel. The details on the vessel match the details on the young girls’ dress. The artist put clear and defined designs on this piece of art.
The Lucca Madonna is an Oil Painting. The artist made the focal point the Madonna on a throne. She is nursing her baby which indicates the bond between mother and child. The artist included clear details of carved lions on the sides of the throne as well as the tapestry, and a stained glass window. This detail clearly defined a picture that set the Madonna and baby Jesus above all.
This pen and brown ink drawing shows the artistry of Michelangelo through his use of hatch marks which defines the work. It is an intricate portrait showing the bond between mother and child through vision and touch. The baby reaching out to his mother shows a sense of love and need. Although this is a pen and ink drawing, the work is intricate and detailed and gives a sense of movement.
This oil painting uses yellows as its primary color. The picture puts emphasis on the vastness of the grass with an off-center attention given to a girl carrying a bucket. There are three chickens in the painting as well with a house far off in the distance. The artist incorporates movement in her painting with the swaying of the girl’s dress and the grass. There is a clear feeling of impressionistic art in this painting.
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