LEAN ON MOM – AND GET READY FOR MOTHER’S DAY ON SUNDAY!
Joseph Floch’s painting Mother and Child portrays a mother with her adult daughter leaning on her shoulder. The artist’s depiction of the mother’s body—larger than and in front of the daughter’s body—suggests the daughter’s reliance on, if not respect for her mother. The portrait’s sober palette of dark reds and blues, along with the facial expressions of the two women—the daughter’s contented and the mother’s neutral—suggest they are sharing a moment of quiet reflection. Floch later gave this painting to his own daughter.