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Breastfeeding in Public Paintings Allowed Here!

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Stanisław Wyspiański, Motherhood, 1905, National Museum in Krakow

Bodies & Erotic Art

Breastfeeding in Public Paintings Allowed Here!

Breastfeeding in public recurs in the public debate from time to time. Whether it’s legal, ethical, aesthetic… Well, no matter if you’re a mother, a hungry baby or an annoyed passerby, these paintings are showing that breastfeeding is as beautiful as nature itself.

Cezanne

Paul Cezanne, Hortense Breast Feeding Paul, breastfeeding art

Paul Cezanne, Hortense Breast Feeding Paul, 1872, Private collection

Wyspiański

Stanisław Wyspiański, Motherhood, 1905, National Museum, Warsaw, breastfeeding art

Stanisław Wyspiański, Motherhood, 1905, National Museum in Krakow

Cassat

Mary Cassatt, Louise Nursing Her Child, 1898, Fondation Rau pour le Tiers Monde, breastfeeding art

Mary Cassatt, Louise Nursing Her Child, 1898, Fondation Rau pour le Tiers Monde

Utamaro

Kitagawa Utamaro, Mother and Child, ca. 1793, The Met Museum, breastfeeding art

Kitagawa Utamaro, Mother and Child, ca. 1793, The Met Museum

Fouquet

Jean Fouquet, Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, breastfeeding art

Jean Fouquet, Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Bramantino

Bramantino, Madonna del Latte, 1490, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, breastfeeding art

Bramantino, Madonna del Latte, 1490, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Magda, art historian and Italianist, she writes about art because she cannot make it herself. She loves committed and political artists like Ai Weiwei or the Futurists; like Joseph Beuys she believes that art can change us and we can change the world.

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