Mother's Kisses: AS CHILDHOOD ENDED HE THOUGHT MUCH ABOUT HIS FUTURE LIFEArtist(s)Dotty AttieArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1982Medium & Supportlithograph on Arches white paperDimensions
6 x 6 in. (15.24 x 15.24 cm);7 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 3/4 in. (18.4 x 18.4 x 1.9 cm);3 9/16 x 3 9/16 in. (8.9 x 8.9 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseLabel 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 ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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American (North American)
allegory (artistic device)
modern and contemporary art