The art of the family
Changes in art portraying families throughout western history.
Queen of France depicted as using her children for sympathy.
Cornelia showing her children as her treasures.
A mother being shown as well loved and important. The father is shown as accepting this over value.
Showing how money can cause the absence of parents which will result in others taking care of their responsibilities.
Showing how poverty can cause a family to be a unity but a unhappy unity.
Showing how middle class families can live comfortable with every family member involved.
Showing how some mothers are seen as the superior rather than the father.
Showing the ideal family with no flaws admiring the most important things in life.
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This user gallery has been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
North Carolina Museum of Art
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Palace of Versailles
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
The Kröller-Müller Museum
SCAD Museum of Art
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