Motherhood by Stanisław Wyspiański
The artwork Motherhood of the polish painter Stanisław Wyspiański is a drawing made with pastel on paper of the XX century. It is a drawing of Modernism. It is a realistic drawing, since even without a pure realism, emerges what is the motherhood itself, besides the features of the mother, that inspire tenderness.
It has a broad stroke that is very evident. The colors are warm, contrasting greatly the blue of the clothes of the mother. The skin is well achieved in chiaroscuro effects, and it is that broad stroke that makes that the modern touch is felt.
Stanisław Wyspiański was born in Krakow, Poland and was a versatile artist, and he was not only a painter but also an architect and cabinetmaker, and an influential Polish playwright.
By 1890 and 1910, the bourgeoisie was enriched, was refined and hedonistic (only sought pleasure). The type of art was different from what was being done so far. Modernism created a new art.
The elements that characterize Modernism are various sources of inspiration, such as Arts and Crafts, Nature (vegetables, peacock feathers, insects) and the School of Chicago. They were inspired by Celtic art, Minoan art and Japanese prints.
In conclusion, it is a brilliant artwork, and within the little that strikes me of Modernism, I like this artwork. The fact that it has been drawn with pastel makes that I like more.
It is located in the National Museum in Warsaw, in Poland.