Tuesday, April 14, 2015

parents and offspring

Thought behind the thought
Parents are the reason why we are here on this earth. But we take them so much for granted! The things they have done for us all their lives, the unconditional love they have showered on us, we all realise it. The only mistake we probably make is we don't remember it too often! And don't express it either!
But when it comes to our children, we expect them to have regard for us and show it too, through their words and actions. Strange are the workings of the human mind!

About the Art
Portrait painting is a very challenging art because apart from the obvious physical characteristics, one has to catch and portray the mental make up of a person for the painting to come alive.

Here are some beautiful portraits of their parents drawn by various artists.

Pierre Denis and his Parents, Oil on Canvas

 Raphael Soyer, Oil on Canvas
Source: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/482007

David Wilkie, Oil on panel
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/the-artists-parents-the-reverend-david-wilkie-17381812-an210860

David Hockney, Oil on canvas
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/my-parents-199286

Paul Rhys Bowen, Oil on canvas
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/two-parents-178232

Lubaina Himid, Acrylic and mixed media on Canvas
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/my-parents-their-children-34289

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