This week on "Let's Get Real Monday," Randi challenged us to name our favorite artist... this is a challenge because I could easily name a half dozen "favorite" artists! The one who springs to mind first, however, is Mary Cassatt. She was an American Impressionist painter and is especially famous for her pictures of mothers and children, which, I suppose, is the reason her art is so appealing to me. Out of all of her wonderful art, this one is my favorite.
One of the wonderful things about nursing my babies is that they were close. There is a special intimacy between a mother and her nursing baby. We gazed into each other's eyes for long, precious minutes, and when they got older, they would use their free hand to caress and explore. Occasionally, if naptime were near, they would "sing" themselves to sleep. Those were sweet moments, and Mary Cassatt captures them perfectly.
Mother and Child, 1908, Oil on Canvas