Monday, July 7, 2014

Artwork of the Week: Pregnant Woman with Man

Pregnant Woman with Man by Gustav Klimt

Have any of you seen Call the Midwife? I tore through the second season in two days (there are only 8 episodes so it's not totally unreasonable), and ended each one with an invigorating cry. I do love a good period drama. And this one is really good, you guys. Chummy is the absolute very best part. You'll see.

This drawing by Gustav Klimt is one I hadn't seen before. I think it is a study for his painting Hope I, as is this. Apparently depictions of pregnant women in art were quite rare back then, and Klimt's sketches of full, rounded forms atop spindly legs are done quite beautifully. 

- Cathleen 

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