Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Art and Beauty Tuesday--Bernard de Hoog
Today's Art and Beauty Tuesday is Mother's Joy by Bernard de Hoog. There is nothing flashy or colorful about this painting--only the simple joy of raising a family, something the majority of us are called by God to do.
The colors, muted, soft, earthy and unvaried show the everydayness of motherhood and family. The scene is replete with the simplicity of the home.
Light streams in from the open window and illuminates the mother and baby, focusing especially on the infant, whose white hat makes him or her the center of the picture. The infant is the focus of the future and of hope.