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22 Examples of Birth Art From the Gorgeous to the Gory (Photos)

By Sunny Chanel |

Childbirth by Jean Debuffet

The act of childbirth is the most important thing to happen to us all. It’s how each and every one of us came to be and how we create the families that fill our homes. Being that it is such a monumental act, it of course would be paid tribute to by way of the arts.

From sculptures to oil paintings to a very detailed quilt, birth in the arts has been celebrated in a wide variety of disciplines, styles and severity. We’ve collected 22 different examples of birth art. Some are realistic, others are gory, and some are austere and reserved, but each one of them is amazing in their own right.

Check out these fascinating artistic expressions of birthing from ancient to contemporary right here.

Would you ever hang a piece of art illustrating childbirth on your wall?

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22 Examples of Birth Art From the Gorgeous to the Gory (Photos)

A Powerful Birth Painting

By Canadian artist Amanda Greavette, this painting beautifully captures the moment right after birth.
Source: Birthing Body

Image Above Source: Terminartors

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5 thoughts on “22 Examples of Birth Art From the Gorgeous to the Gory (Photos)

  1. Amy Swagman says:

    Love it, thanks for putting the collection up here! Amanda Greavette is a good friend and fellow artist of mine and her art is beyond gorgeous. I’m honored to have one of her paintings in my house (in the kitchen because that’s the only place it’ll fit!).

    If anyone is interested in seeing any of my artwork you can check out my website at http://www.themandalajourney.com

    I do a lot of earthy-birthy-motherhood-breastfeeding mandalas.

  2. juanita says:

    why are they all fully naked? I wasn’t fully naked…

  3. Rebecca says:

    I do think they’re neat, but that is the most disturbing quilt I have ever seen…. ;)

  4. Annie Choate says:

    I love Greavette’s work. It should be a required part of every delivery room.

  5. leah says:

    Stunning photos, Im a student midwife and these are very diverse photos. I will be forwarding this web address to my tutirs they will also love these 2!!

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