Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day...in Art...

The QB loves art. If we could spend every weekend jet-setting to some new city to walk around the airy halls of museum after museum, she'd be all for it (and I'd need a better pair of shoes).

On our third date, she took me to the Portland Art Museum to see how I would handle myself among all those oily canvases (though she swears the date wasn't a test). We've been married almost nine years now, so I think I passed, even though it wasn't really a test.

Right.

So, to say Happy Mother's day, I'm giving her a virtual trip through an exhibit I've had personally curated right here on our blog.

Love you Honey!


Mother and Child, Richard Hamilton (British, born 1922)




Limestone statuette of a childbirth scene, ca. 310–30 B.C.; Hellenistic




A Young Mother, 1896, cast ca. 1906
Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1872–1955




Alexandre Cabanel (French, Montpellier 1823–1889 Paris)

Title: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828–1887)

Leonaert Bramer (Dutch, Delft 1596–1674 Delft)
: The Judgment of Solomon



Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)

: Madame Roulin and Her Baby





Kahlil Gibran (Lebanese, 1883–1931)
: Towards the Infinite (Kamila Gibran, mother of the artist)


Benjamin West (American, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 1738–1820 London)
: Maternity

Orazio Borgianni (Italian, Rome 1574–1616 Rome)
: Head of an Old Woman


Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France)
: Mother and Child by a Fountain


I love you. You are everything to us and we are blessed to be yours. Happy Mother's Day

1 comment:

Julie said...

Oh how sweet to do for your wife.