Mother and Child by DLK

Mother and Child in different mediums and periods of time 1544-2007. As you will see, each mother and child reflects the style of the period the artwork is created.

This oil painting depicts a mother with three children in the period clothing of the 1700's. The colors are bold showing the lady has some status in society. If you compare this to Mother and Three Children, you will see the compositions both show three children, but the children seem more relaxed. The mother in the 1700 painting is regal and it is more of a staged setting There is some movement shown by the baby's stretching out towards the mother. The regal drapes, and baby's in this painting are replaced by an informal chair in Mother and Three Children.
Here the children and mother are engaged, the mother's eyes are fixed on the the children. She is showing a close connection, whereas Marie-Antoinette The volume, and folds in the clothing is emphasized by using an outline method.
Here the dress and hair of Eleonora are majestic. Her child boy or girl are seated in a similar fashion to Marie Antoinette but it is more of a portrait, they are in the foreground. The background acts like an halo above Eleonora, but her arms and hand hold onto her child , perhaps showing pride. The child touching his mother's dress and showing a close connection. They look like they are being photographed.
In contrast to Tori's painting, here the Mother is shown in a side profile. As in Tori's painting the ladies both have decoration in their hair, but her it is simpler and shows a casual style. The child here seems concerned for the mother as she stands in the background. Both the mother and child show some distress. There are some abstract elements shown in the neck area of the woman. Texture is used to emphasize the hair being tied ** into a beret or hairnet. Obviously she is from a working class family. This artwork was created on Korean paper and is very flat.
Here we have a Woodblock print of a mother with her children. The mother's flowing robe is similar to the flowing robe in the Nativity . On the right side are scrolls, which in the Nativity is replaced by angels all down the right side. In the foreground here is paraphernalia and the flowing robe of the lady. On the left perhaps a servant, and the baby is on the mother's knee.
The scrolls of the Tokiwa Gozen and her childfren is replaced by angels on the right. Again, there are servants, perhaps the three kings in the foreground. painting
Compare the mother holding the child her to Madonna and the Child with Soup and you will see the child is looking down at the food. The mother here looks at the child, in Madonna... she looks at the food. The background here is filled with a tree and luxurious flowers, whereas in Madonna there is a window and a view.
Here the colors are darker, but the child and the mother's skin are highlighted and glow. The rest of the painting is dark in contrast to make the mother and child the focal point.
This pencil sketch has volume by the use of outlines, which emphasize the folds in the wrap around the Madonna. The child''s body is unclothed and you can see the folds in his skin. The shading is emphasized by hatching. The eyes of the Madonna are smiling at the child . Both the mother and the child are touching an apple to symbolize temptation, or Adam and Eve?
Love the hue of blue complemented b the gold. The mother and child look so angelic, with their gold "crowns" The bible indicates they are religious, perhaps Madonna and child. The window gives depth to the picture. Around the right ankle of the child is a ring of gold thorns, perhaps symbolizing this is Jesus. Raphael and Botticelli have a similar composition, but use their subjects to tell different stories. One about temptation, the other about the bible and Jesus.
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