Lactancia en el Arte: Una mirada a mis 10 obras favoritas

Art of breastfeeding and breastfeeding in art : mi 10 favorites pieces

Breastfeeding is a sacred act that has been captured and celebrated throughout the history of art. In this blog post, I want to share with you some of my favorite works that represent breastfeeding in a beautiful and moving way.

1. Maternity, Louis Toffoli, 1995

This work by Louis Toffoli shows the intimacy and bond between a mother and her baby during breastfeeding. The tenderness and love conveyed through the artist's strokes are truly touching.

2. Yama Uba and Kindaro, Kitagawa Utamaro, 18th century

In this 18th-century work, Kitagawa Utamaro presents a breastfeeding scene from Japanese mythology. Yama Uba, a mythical figure, breastfeeds her son Kindaro with an expression of serenity and protection.

3. Aline and Pierre, Auguste Renoir, 1886

Auguste Renoir offers a tender and familiar view of breastfeeding in his work "Aline and Pierre". The mother holds her child in her arms while breastfeeding, creating an intimate and warm portrait of motherhood.

4. Young Mother Nursing Her Child, Mary Cassatt, 1906

Mary Cassatt, known for her poignant depictions of everyday life for women and children, captures the simple and natural beauty of breastfeeding in this work. The mother and child are immersed in their own world, creating a moment of calm and connection.

5. Maternity, Pablo Picasso, 1901

Pablo Picasso surprises us with his unique interpretation of maternity and breastfeeding in this work. Through his distinctive style, he shows us the strength and vitality of the mother as she nourishes her child.

6. Maternity, Paul Gauguin, 1899

Paul Gauguin, known for his exotic representations of life in the Pacific, offers a poetic view of maternity and breastfeeding in this work. The mother and child blend with the natural environment, creating a sense of harmony and serenity.

7. Kniende Mutter mit Kind - Mother Kneeling with Child, Paula Modersohn-Becker, 1876

Paula Modersohn-Becker presents a poignant image of a mother kneeling while breastfeeding her child. The composition and soft colors convey a sense of calm and maternal love.

8. The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664)

This work by Francisco de Zurbarán depicts a moment of rest during the flight into Egypt. The representation of Mary breastfeeding the infant Jesus adds a layer of tenderness and humanity to the scene.

9. Butchershop Bliss, Esther Sarto

In "Butchershop Bliss," Esther Sarto presents a contemporary scene of a mother breastfeeding her baby in a butcher shop. The work challenges social conventions and reminds us of the naturalness and normality of breastfeeding in any environment.

10. My Nurse and I, Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo offers an intimate look at her relationship with her nurse in this work. The depiction of breastfeeding reflects the support and emotional connection between the mother and the maternal figure.

These artworks are just a small sampling of the richness and diversity of representations of breastfeeding in art. Through these images, we can appreciate a very diferent point of view giving that Frida was breastfed by her mom nut her Nana. 


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