Monday, 2 November 2009

Children, Art and Law

Laura Cumming's piece in yesterday's Observer adds an interesting extra level to the blog posted here in October on Brooke Shields. The detail above is taken from Bronzino's An Alegory with Venus and Cupid, a painting that has hung, apparently without problem, in the National Gallery for many years. Cumming explains some of the context and coverage of this image in her piece  When juxtaposed with work such as that of Tierney Gearon and others it provides a useful way of trying to undertand the context within which we see children within art, and how the way we view this can be constructed.

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