Monday, December 21, 2009

Madonna and Child: Day 1

I thought I'd google "Madonna and Child" the other day.

I love the eye contact in this one. I find it hard to break eye contact with my own nursing babe sometimes.

Found the image on the Daily Mail, who apparently got it from the North Carolina Museum of Art

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  1. Amazingly beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful! This reminds me about my Nativity pet peeve. I cannot stand (and will never buy) a Nativity in which Mary is not holding the baby Jesus. I highly doubt that the manger that Christ was laid in was baby sized. I believe it was large enough for the whole family. In that time and location, families were co-sleeping all the time. And I don't think Mary would have put down the Christ child unless she really had to! (I know I wouldn't!)

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  3. When I was walking around the Louvre, every time I saw a nursing Madonna picture, I considered taking a picture to bring back to you! But then I didn't (o: But I still thought about you.

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  4. What a gorgeous picture! Thanks for sharing the beauty of The baby Jesus being nourished by his mother's breast!

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  5. where can i get a print of this?
    perfect for a ladies lounge in church.

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  6. Ha! I had the exact same idea as you: to google "Madonna and child" and see what nursing pics I'd come up with :) I'm even considering printing one of them - preferably a toddler Jesus one - to put in my handbag so I can take it out and say "I think we're in good company" if people ask why we're still nursing ;)

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  7. PS: This is an oil on canvas by Guido Reni

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