Susanne Ramharter‘s Today’s Story About Art
Émile Friant’s Maternal Tenderness
Originally shared by Susanne Ramharter
Good Morning Google+ your daily story about art: 06.09
To make up for all of the sad women from yesterday, on this Monday we remember the French painter Émile Friant, who died on June 9th in 1932 with his painting Maternal Tenderness. Friant was trained in both the city of his birth, Nancy, as well as in Paris and worked mostly in a style best called Naturalism.
I find this work particularly interesting because, as opposed to most paintings dealing with ‘Motherhood’, the child shown is neither a baby or toddler, nor is it a boy! Instead we see a young girl, soon an adolescent, enjoying a moment of physical closeness with her mother. A mother, who, by the fullness of her right cheek, must be smiling as well.
How delightful to be able to share such a moment in which the girl must surely experience the unconditional love of her mother, not only in a rational way, but also through all of her senses.
Have a wonderful day, and tread lightly
Image from wikimedia here: http://goo.gl/EMEI09
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