Thursday, April 23, 2009

Overlook Preview: THE ARTIST'S MOTHER

Just in time for Mother's Day (May 10) is a new book that illustrates how artists have found ways to incorporate their mothers into their most famous paintings. The Artist’s Mother is the first-ever collection of paintings by famous artists of the women who created them. This beautiful book offers masterpieces by some of the greatest painters in history, including Rembrandt van Rijn, Mary Cassatt, James McNeill Whistler, Vincent van Gogh, Archibald Motley, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Arshile Gorky, Andy Warhol, and many others. The portraits are accompanied by the touching, surprising, and timeless stories about each artist’s relationship with his or her mother, and how each painting came to be. With an introduction by National Book Award winner Judith Thurman, The Artist’s Mother is a true celebration of the mother-child bond and of the many ways in which mothers make the world a more beautiful place.

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