Last month I had some hiccups in arranging the layout of my living room. We have quite an eclectic way of decorating that is mostly centered around friends’ art or found pieces. However, I am a huge breastfeeding advocate and I adore older breastfeeding portraits. My favorite is a rare gem by Jan Sanders van Hemessen circa 1544 called “Maria med Barnet.” I first fell in love back in 2011 (about a year from my breastfeeding in art post), but it surprisingly isn’t very popular and until Google popularized it’s “search by image” feature I couldn’t really find anything about it at all. (Yet another way technology is helpful, right?)
Sadly I haven’t found a way to purchase that particular creation on canvas or as a giant art print poster. However, I have found another one of my favorite available on Fulcrum Gallery.
This is another generically titled “The Virgin and Child.” Circa 1565 or so, this one is one of the last oil paintings by the popular artist Titian. I really love the style of this one, though there were other options available for those of us who are fans of breastfeeding art throughout history. Fulcrum Gallery has an amazingly simple way of finding art by era, theme, or style. And the prices are very fair for a quality replica of your favorite art pieces.
I love the way we’ve managed to rearrange everything to make room for my homeschool whiteboard. Our new wall o’ art seems quite complete with my new canvas print of The Virgin and Child by Titian. I love how it’s a subtle reminder of the joys of parenting, but displayed in a tasteful way next to other pieces to be appreciated.
Disclaimer: I received on or more items above free of charge in exchange for review. All stories and opinions are 100% my own. I shall not tell lies!