Mothers Celebrated in Art

Valentine’s Day is almost here and I’d like to celebrate it by celebrating moms. It is a joy for me to be working with Mother’s, Babies, N’at and also with Shining Light Prenatal Education. Around the world and through the artistic ages, mothers have been celebrated in art. I’d like to share a few of them here. Sometimes, especially at a 3:00 AM feeding, mothering can be very lonely. And then too it seems like mothering is a skill and a craft our culture takes for granted and doesn’t value highly. Remember, mothers, you are valued! I hope this art will serve as a Valentine to remind you just how important you are, to your children and to us all.

This is a close-up of a Nereid from the fountain of Neptune in Bologna.

This is a close-up of a Nereid from the fountain of Neptune in Bologna.

 

"A Mother's Duty" by Pieter de Hooch (1629–after 1684) -  Show's a mother delousing her daughter's hair.

“A Mother’s Duty” by Pieter de Hooch (1629–after 1684) – Show’s a mother delousing her daughter’s hair.

 

Fritz Zuber-Buhler's Maternity.

Fritz Zuber-Buhler’s Maternity.

Renoir's "Mother and Child" 1882.

Renoir’s “Mother and Child” 1882.

Fountain of the Mothers in Macedonia.

Fountain of the Mothers in Macedonia.