Sunday, 10 May 2015

TAKE A WORD


Mothers hold their children's hands for a while
But their hearts forever.


MOTHER AND CHILD

As a tribute to Mothers everywhere and the celebration of Mother's Day in many parts of the world this week we have Mother and Child as our theme at Take a Word.

There is a painting by Gustav Klimt called The Three Ages of Woman and a section of it known as Mother and Child has become very popular in its own right.  It's my most favourite painting ever and for 20 years a copy has been hanging on a wall at home, so I'm sure it will remain my favourite for a long time to come.

So here's my tribute to mothers everywhere.  (Sorry Gustav)

Credits : obviously Gustav Klimt has a major part to play in this but the remainder ie the textures are from my own stash .. a rain spotted window, some crumpled bed linen (before I made the bed) and a decrepit wall surface from my trip to Italy.  The hand written letter is from the Public Domain and the quote was unattributed.

Thank you for looking.




9 comments:

peggy gatto said...

You did a lovely enhancement, love your background!
Love the whole piece. I am also a fan of him!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

This is fabulous. I love everything about it- colors, sentiments, design.

Lori Saul said...

Jaw- dropping beauty!

Judy said...

Now you have a new splendid piece to hang on your wall, Ann, LOVE the colours and layers!

Sue Marrazzo said...

so Beautiful!

Christine said...

A fabulous rereading of a great artwork. Mr. Klimt wouldn't be that mad...

Kati said...

amazing Piece- love it!

Linda Gibbons said...

this is gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

Ozstuff said...

A sensational take on the mother and child challenge. The colours are magnificent and the whole effect is so touching. A standing O from me.