Happy Mother’s Day all you moms out there! In honour of this special day, DAF presents a selection of well known portraits of artist’s mothers. Throughout history, many artists have painted their mothers for a variety reasons; “as a loving tribute, to capture a memorable face, to work through conflicting emotions, as a family legacy, or the simple availability of a model.”
One of the most favourited English Romantic artists, Joseph Mallord William Turner’s wide body of work ranges from topography to atmospheric storms and includes watercolours, oils and engravings. Known as “the painter of light”, his use of brilliant colours became the main characteristic in his landscapes and seascapes. Considered a controversial figure in his day, Turner is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to a status rivaling history painting.
Your Weekly Mixx – Enjoy! DAF’s Weekly Mixx is a selection of nine contemporary artworks and/or art related videos chosen from artist and gallery submissions and from our own search for new and interesting works. Visit the Submissions page for information on how to have your art featured in the Weekly Mixx.