Mother: Portraits by 40 Great Artists is a delicious combination of biographical anecdote and art history, and an elegant celebration of the powerful relationships between sons, daughters and their mothers.
Portraits have been painted for centuries, and for many different reasons. Mothers, as subjects of their own children's portraits deserve a closer look. The evolution of such a picture begins with a unique and intimate relationship. Looking at each work and considering its individual history can tell us much about this relationship, about the artist, and also about the time and place in which it was created. The portraits chosen for this book by Juliet Heslewood, art historian and writer, are shown chronologically, and the changing nature of the subject can be seen as time rolls forward over centuries to the present day. From Rembrandt, Rossetti and Van Gogh to Picasso, Kahlo and Hockney, over forty portraits make up this collection of artists' mothers. A delicious combination of biographical anecdote and art history, it is also an elegant celebration of the powerful relationships between sons, daughters and their mothers.
Lovely idea this: a book of portraits of their mothers by 40 celebrated artists. Bookseller Truly fascinating. Touching, telling and sometimes shocking. RA Magazine The selection is delightful, from Rembrandt, Ingres and Rosetti to Picasso, Freud and Hockney. For each painting the eloquent text explores the unique relationship between artist and sitter, in a winning combination of biographical anecdote and art history... This original volume would make a perfect present for Mother's Day. Good Book Guide For each painting the eloquent text explores the unique relationship between artist and sitter in a winning combination of biographical anecdote and art history. This original volume would make a prefect present for Mother's Day. Good Book Guide Portraits by 40 significant artists - from Rembrandt to Hockney - of their mothers, with eloquent text the explores the unique relationship. Good Book Guide
About Juliet Heslewood
JULIET HESLEWOOD studied the History of Art at London University and later gained an MA in English Literature at Toulouse. For over twenty-five years she lived in France where she devised and led study tours on art and architecture as well as continuing her writing career. Her books include The History of Western Painting for young people which was translated into twelve languages. She also wrote its companion on sculpture and Introducing Picasso. She has published collections of world folk-tales. Juliet now lives in Oxfordshire where she continues to write on both art and folklore and is a freelance lecturer in the History of Art.
Mother by Juliet Heslewood
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