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Mother and child  1997

by Laura van den Hengel

All rights reserved. Exhibited on USEUM with the permission of the rights owner.



  1. What strength of character is shown in the face and torso. The baby is fat, well nourished and securely held. What a strong body and those eyes do not evade, they fix you straight on. This is a portrait of confidence holding the future. Both are in stark contrast against a dearth background. It portrays hope..
  2. This is excellent painting, great flesh tones and sculpting, I like the background too, very much.