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Great Art!

Two and three posts back I presented two poems and two music pieces that represent a feeling of safety and nurturing that only great poets and musicians can depict.

Continuing with the theme of depicting such feelings in art, below is a well-known artistic piece that I think also represent the feeling of security and innocence that a caring family and a just society or community can provide.

Next post, I will end this theme with a ballet piece.

Mary Cassatt's The Child's Bath

Mary Cassatt’s The Child’s Bath (1893)

This painting provides an overhead perspective of dignified motherhood.  The mother is not only performing an act that is needed to safeguard the health of her child, but she is shown expressing a quiet devotion to the activity.  The child’s calm demeanor reflects a safe, organized, and reliable world upon which a child can rely, protected from harm.