Posts Tagged "Mother’s Day"

Gustav Klimt’s Mother, Anna

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Art & Craft | 0 comments

In an adaptation of the famous saying, behind every successful (male) artist there is a mother – and these mothers have often been the subject of their sons’ works. Perhaps the most famous is James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 (1871), more commonly known as ‘Whistler’s Mother‘ (remember Mr. Bean‘s hilarious encounter with the painting?). But the mums of Albrecht Dürer, Paul Gauguin, Lucien Freud and many many more, have all been immortalised in art by their sons.     This post is about the mother of the...

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Happy Mother’s Day – from Vienna

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in Art & Craft | 2 comments

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and especially to my very own Mum.     I’m on my way to Vienna, so here is a card featuring a detail from Austrian artist Gustav Klimt’s Three Ages of Women, painted in 1905. With lots of love, Moll x...

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Happy Mother’s Day 2012

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 in Personal | 2 comments

More old photographs, this time to celebrate my very own mum on Mother’s Day.     Though I’m sure this photograph was taken long before I was born, I love it because it captures my mum’s great laugh, which is still going strong …     Happy Mother’s Day, Mum – keep smiling! And of course Happy Mother’s Day to all...

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Costume and Cake: Mother’s Day at Killerton House

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Travel & Leisure | 7 comments

I had the most perfect Mother’s Day yesterday, beginning with my teenage son bringing me a cup of tea in bed – bliss! My daughter and her boyfriend then visited for the day and took me to Killerton House, a National Trust property, for a four-course Mother’s Day lunch. They stayed overnight so we had a fun-filled evening at home afterwards, and I went to bed a very happy (and over-stuffed, plus slightly tipsy) Mum.   Killerton House, Devon, Photograph © Copyright Derek Harper and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence   Killerton was built in...

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