Eight versions of a mother holding her baby

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Barbara Baird Fraser (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Andrew Martin

Abstract: My thesis proper consists of eight paintings, each of which is dome in acrylics on a canvass Measuring twenty six inches by thirty-eight inches. The paintings are all of the same subject, a Mother holding her baby in her arms. Each painting was began with a drawing of these figures which was traced from a master copy made from an earlier painting. In doing the painting of the Mother and baby, I tried to emphasize intimacy by having the heads nearly touch each other, and by having the mother hold the baby closely. I also tried to emphasize this intimacy through similarity of brushwork in the head areas. The reason for repeating subject matter in my paintings was so that I could experiment with line and color and develop new ideas without the distraction of concern with subject natter and balance.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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