Modern portrayals of motherhood by female artists are far removed from traditional images such as the Madonna and child. Today we are presented with giant spiders and candid photographs taken after giving birth. Melanie will compare these representations to imagery of mothers and mother-and-child by male artists. The talk includes works by
Mary Cassat, Louise Bourgeois, Barbara Hepworth,
Whistler and Lucian Freud among others.

Sat 12 December 2020, 10.30am - 12.30pm
£15 Adults • £12 Lightbox Members and Students

Refunds will only be given up to 14 days prior to the event.

Art History Talks are bookable separately or as a set of four with a 10% discount. To book all four talks, please call 01483 737800 during Lightbox opening hours.

In order to keep you safe, we will be reducing the number or places available in our events and activities to ensure safe social distancing can be maintained. Attendees will be asked to wear a mask or face covering unless they are exempt. We are reviewing guidelines regularly and if they change then our policies will be updated accordingly.