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Mother's Kisses: AS CHILDHOOD ENDED HE THOUGHT MUCH ABOUT HIS FUTURE LIFE

Accession Number
1993/1.115.19

Title
Mother's Kisses: AS CHILDHOOD ENDED HE THOUGHT MUCH ABOUT HIS FUTURE LIFE

Artist(s)
Dotty Attie

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1982

Medium & Support
lithograph on Arches white paper

Dimensions
6 in. x 6 in. ( 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
For more than twenty years Dotty Attie has adapted scenes from famous Old Master paintings, calling attention both to her sources and her reinterpretations. This lithograph culls the figures of Venus and Cupid from Bronzino's mid-16th century painting "The Exposure of Luxury." To this portrayal of incest she juxtaposes a series of details. These present fragments of their bodies, which fetishizes those anatomical parts. These details are interspersed with texts that comment ironically on this perverted mother-child relationship.

Primary Object Classification
Print

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Keywords
American (North American)
Venus
allegory (artistic device)
cupids
feminists (people)
kisses
modern and contemporary art
mothers
nudes
sons (people)
texts (documents)

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