Childhood Captured in Art

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In my virtual art project, I chose to focus on artwork that contains children and the essence of childhood. Childhood is a magical experience that we have all had the blessing to enjoy and art does a wonderful job of portraying its memories. Everyone can relate to childhood innocents and so I feel this gallery can help recount or narrate those joyous and not so joyous memories. Capturing childhood in a picture is very important in art, in my opinion, and so I believe that this gallery helps show how youthfulness is seen in art.

Boys Playing on the Shore, Albert Edelfelt, 1884, From the collection of: Ateneum Art Museum
Almost everyone can relate to days spent at the lake just being a kid, it is one of the most priced memories of mine and this art piece perfectly exhibits this experience.
The Skipping Rope, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, 1907, From the collection of: Sorolla Museum
This artwork reminds me how I spent countless hours outside trying to learn to how to use a jump rope and I know just about everyone can relate to how much fun jumping rope use to be growing up.
Boys, Irina Ivanovna Vitman, 1959/1959, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts of Tatarstan
They say "boys will be boys" and this artwork exhibits the young children spending a day just enjoying their time at the beach which is very relatable to most adults and children alike.
Young Girls at the Piano, Auguste Renoir, 1892, From the collection of: Musée d’Orsay, Paris
As a child who took piano lessons I can relate to being at the piano just practicing with my sister and that is a memory that this piece perfectly addresses.
A Girl Writing; The Pet Goldfinch, Browne, Henriette, ca. 1870 (painted) - 1874, From the collection of: The Victoria and Albert Museum
I still consider myself a child and this picture sums up what I am doing right now, just trying to write and further my education in art and any other subject really.
Dragonfly. Painter's daughter portrait, Ilya Repin, 1884, From the collection of: The State Tretyakov Gallery
Being from a small town I spent countless hours climbing trees and just sitting on branches watching time pass and this art piece captures that perfectly.
The Magic Foot-ball, 'Tommy appeared at an upstairs window.' (Boy with Mumps), Norman Rockwell, 1914, From the collection of: Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA
This is another picture that sums up living in a small town where you could walk around the neighborhood and spend your time just being a child.
There is no memory that will be better than one like this. Every child loves to be shown love by others and I know I can relate to both the baby and the child because I am an older and younger sister.
Playing Children, Enghave Square, Peter Hansen, 1907-1908, From the collection of: SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst
This painting was done in 1908 but I can still relate this to my time on the playground at school with all the other children.
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This user gallery has been created by an independent third party and may not represent the views of the institutions whose collections include the featured works or of Google Arts & Culture.
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