“Don’t grab my nipple!” And 9 other thoughts of long-suffering mothers in art

Mothers in art

I’m no art historian, but you don’t need to be one to realise that a favourite subject of all artists everywhere seems to be the relationship between mothers and children. My relationship with my kids doesn’t look anywhere near this beatific. Here’s what I think these mothers might have REALLY been thinking.

Madame Georges Charpentier and Her Children by Renoir

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What she's really thinking: I don't know how many times I have to ask you not to sit on the dog. He stinks and you're dragging dog hair all over the house.

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