Thursday, 3 January 2019

Woman with her Buoy

Woman with her Buoy, oil on canvas, 30" x 30", Steven Rhude

"Paul Durand Ruel, forced the comparison to earlier Madonna and child groupings by calling her the painter of "la saint famille moderne"
(Matthews, p. 76). But, she portrays the mother and child relationship as a significant part of every day life and experience thus delivering that relationship from its role as a sterile icon of redemption and fertility to a relationship significant in its social importance."