Thursday, April 26, 2012

Human Bridges

I cannot forget my mother. [S]he is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely.
~Renita Weems

Sleeping mother with child
by Christian Krohg (1852–1925)

Hawaiian Mother and Child
by Charles W. Bartlett, c. 1920

by Bartolomeo Pinelli (1781–1835)

by Eastman Johnson (1824–1906)

Une femme et son enfant

by Henri-Jacques Bource (1826–1899)

Mere et Ses Enfants
by Alfred Stevens

A motherhood exhibit at the International Museum of Women


Pop said...

A wonderful variety of mother/child pieces...all different, all beautifully done.

The first one (Sleeping mother with child) will certainly register with all moms. ;-)

Robyn Hood Black said...

Wow - what a lovely collection here, Tabatha! Thanks for sharing. Long ago, while taking a workshop/class out in California, I had the chance to hold a small Mary Cassatt painting when our group visited the home of collectors. Such tender images of this most important bond.