barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


MATERNAL BONDS – IMAGES OF MOTHERHOOD

Though one of the most timeless relationships represented in art, the portrayal of mother and child has changed over the course of history.

Spanning five centuries, ‘Maternal Bonds’ showcases prints by Marcantonio Raimondi, Hans Thoma and Käthe Kollwitz, alongside drawings by the Dutch Golden Age artists Nicolaes Maes and Adriaen van Ostade.

Ranging from religious subjects to allegorical and symbolic depictions, this display explores how motherhood has provided an enduring inspiration to artists.

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

Self-Portrait in Profile

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Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

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Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

Woman with dead child

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