Selene Posted May 13, 2012 Share Posted May 13, 2012 Interesting... From Whistler to Warhol, Famous Artists Paint Their Mothers, Part One of Two.ShareThisIn honor of Mother's Day this coming Sunday, I thought I'd share with you several portraits of the female forebearers of various respected and well-known painters. The portraits range from the 15th century to the present* - excluding paintings of The Madonna, arguably the most famous of all mothers.Most artists, at one time or another, have painted a portrait of the woman from whose womb they sprang. Some are flattering, some are not and others are very personal or intimate -- yet all are an homage to the parent whose role we celebrate this Sunday, May 8th.There are so many, I'm breaking this up into two posts. Today I am featuring paintings of artists' mothers prior to the 20th century and tomorrow I will be featuring Part Two, more recent homages to Mom by such artists as Hopper, Dali, Hockney, and Warhol.A good place to start would be with the world's most well-known "Mother" artwork, that of by James McNeill Whistler, painted in 1871:above: James McNeill Whistler, Whistler's Mother 1871, Musée d'Orsay, ParisThe following portraits are presented in chronological order from the earliest to the most recent. While it's true that many of these artists painted multiple sittings of their mothers (e.g. Lautrec, Cassat, and Cezanne), I chose to share those I found to be the most compelling.Albrecht Durer, portrait of Barbara Durere, the artist's mother, 1490:Guido Reni, Portrait of the Artist's Mother, 1612:Rembrandt, Portrait of the Artist's Mother, 1630:http://ifitshipitshere.blogspot.com.br/2011/05/from-whistler-to-warhol-famous-artists.html <<<<lots more in the link... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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