Mums are special lasses. They do your washing. Feed you. Clothe you. They pushed you out of their damn uterus. Lucky enough for them we provide a WHOLE day a year to celebrate this good deed. Some kids even took the liberty to encase their provider in the form of art. They painted their mothers, basically.
Behold below, an incomplete list of some seriously doting kids who painted their mums…
ANDY WARHOL, JULY WARHOL (1974)
LUCIEN FREUD, THE PAINTER’S MOTHER RESTING (1976)
TRACEY EMIN, MUM SMOKING (1994)
REMBRANT, THE ARTISTS MOTHER (1629)
PAUL CÉZANNE, THE ARTIST’S MOTHER (1867)
JAMES WHISTLER, WHISTLER’S MOTHER (1871)
VINCENT VAN GOGH, PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST’S MOTHER (1888)
PABLO PICASSO,PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST’S MOTHER (1896)
MARC CHAGALL, MOTHER BY THE OVEN (1914)
DAPHNE TODD, Now this one is creepy. Todd here painted her mother shortly after the 100 year old died. Devotional? Or just weird.
So the question remains. What are you going to do for your mum this Sunday?
– Elise Hislop