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Children in Painting (1)

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Children in Painting by Anders ZornAnders Zorn

Children in Painting by Henry d'EstienneHenry d'Estienne

Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466/1469-1536), a Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic priest and theologian, wrote a little book "Manners for Children" in 1530 which was immediately a great success - it was translated from Latin into all European languages and reprinted in Basel, Paris, Antwerp, later in Frankfurt, Leipzig, Cracow. Here's an excerpt from the beginning:
"If a child's natural goodness is to reveal itself everywhere (and it glows especially in the face), his gaze should be gentle, respectful, and decent. Wild eyes are a sign of violence; a fixed stare is a sign of effrontery; wandering, distracted eyes are a sign of madness. The glance should not be sidelong, which is a sign of cunning, of a person contemplating a wicked deed. The eyes must not be opened too wide, for this is the mark of an imbecile. To lower and blink the eyelids is a sign of frivolousness. To hold the eyes steady is the stamp of a lazy mind, and Socrates was reproached for it. Piercing eyes signify irascibility. Too keen and eloquent eyes denote a lascivious temperament. It is important that the eyes signify a calm and respectfully affectionate spirit. It is no accident that the ancient sages said: the eyes are the seat of the soul".

Children in Painting by Gustav KlimtGustav Klimt


Children in Painting by Octave TassaertOctave Tassaert (1800-1874)

Children in Painting by Thomas GainsboroughThomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)

Children in Painting by Konstantin MakovskyKonstantin Makovsky

Children in Painting by Paul LeroyPaul Leroy

Children in Painting by Auguste RenoirAuguste Renoir(1841-1919)

Children in Painting by Auguste RenoirAuguste Renoir

Children in Painting by Pierre Auguste RenoirPierre Auguste Renoir

Children in Painting by John RussellJohn Russell (1745-1806)

Children in Painting by Francois-Joseph NavezFrancois-Joseph Navez (1787-1869)

Children in Painting by William Merritt ChaseWilliam Merritt Chase

Children in Painting by Wladyslaw PodkowinskiWladyslaw Podkowinski

Children in Painting by Eugene QuesnetEugene Quesnet(1816-1899)

Children in Painting by Franz von DefreggerFranz von Defregger (1835-1921)

Children in Painting by Emile MunierEmile Munier (1840-1895)

Children in Painting by Arthur John ElsleyArthur John Elsley (1860-1952)

Children in Painting by Slava_GroshevSlava_Groshev

Children in Painting by William-Adolphe BouguereauWilliam-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)

Children in Painting by Paul MatheyPaul Mathey (1844-1929)

Children in Painting by Allan R. BanksAllan R. Banks

Children in Painting by Leandro Ramon GarridoLeandro Ramon Garrido (1868-1909)

Children in Painting by Jules Bastien-LepageJules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884)

Children in Painting by Tamara de Lempicka Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980)

Children in Painting by Sophie AndersonSophie Anderson (1823-1903)

Children in Painting by Thomas CoutureThomas Couture (1815-1879)

Children in Painting by Trent GudmundsenTrent Gudmundsen

Children in Painting by Roman FrancesRoman Frances

Children in Painting by Frank BeresfordFrank Beresford

2 comments:

  1. I love these children's paintings. I'm always looking for children carrying dolls and I think I must have exhausted what was out there..lol.
    I particularly like the William-Adolphe Bougereau, and the Eugene Quesnet..( I might borrow that one from you for my Victorian blog if its ok)...A beautiful post Lili.
    Hugs
    Marta

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  2. Ma favorite is Henry d'Estienne's girl, Bougereau's kid is sweet, too.
    Thank you, Marta!

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