Posts Tagged ‘Mother’s Day’

frans-van-mieris-boy-blowing-bubbles

Boy blowing bubbles, by Frans van Mieris, and happy Mother’s Day!

It is always a pleasure to look for illustrations for Mother’s Day. This year I hesitated between Rubens, with his portraits of his young wife, Helene Fourment, and their children, and Renoir. But it is this Boy blowing bubbles, by the Dutch painter Frans van Mieris, that caught my attention.



Titian Madonna of the rabbit

Happy Mother’s Day!

To American Moms at least (French Moms have to wait until the last Sunday in May.) To celebrate the occasion, here is Titian’s Madonna and Child with Saint Catherine, also known as the Madonna of the Rabbit. Painted in 1530, and the property of the Louvre. A tribute to the Blessed Virgin, maternal love and […]