March Avery, Bedtime Story, 1989

Mothers are the subjects of our love and affection. They’re also popular subjects among artists. Artists have interpreted the unique bond between mother and child for centuries. We’re taking a moment to celebrate motherhood in all its different mediums — oil paint, acrylic, charcoal…. You get the picture. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we rounded up five works of art that depict the intimacies of parenthood, from morning snuggles to bedtime stories.

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