George Minne, Moeder Met Kind (Mother and Child), 1902

Artist: George Minne (1866 - 1941)
Title:Moeder Met Kind (Mother and Child), 1902
Medium:Plaster Cast Sculpture
Image:DIMENSIONS: 21 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in (54.5 cm x 18.5 cm)
Signature:This work is etched “G. Minne” by George Minne (Ghent, 1866- Ghent, 1941) along the back left-hand corner of the base.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-791

Historical Description

A mother and child are tenderly portrayed in this intimate work by George Minne (Ghent, 1866- Ghent, 1941). The mother stares directly at the viewer, and with no clear expression it is difficult to know what she is thinking. Affectionately clutching her child in a gentle embrace, the mother seems to mold the child to her. In representing the child as part of the mother, Minne depicts the tenderness of maternity and the dependent relationship between mother and child.The infant appears to emerge from the mother's being, with the child's head, body and feet melting into the sculpture. Adding delicate details such as the child's plump hand pressed against the mother's back and the child's feet that wrap around the mother's side, Minne draws the observer into an intimate moment.

Entitled Moeder Met Kind (Mother and Child) this work is dated circa 1902. This work is an original plaster sculpture that is etched "G. Minne" by George Minne (Ghent, 1866- Ghent, 1941) along the back left-hand corner of the base.

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