The 8 Most Iconic Pregnancy Paintings

Bumps are everywhere. The newsstands, internet and grocery store checkout racks are bulging with bellies. We see so many images of pregnant women, you’d think we’d have exhausted the possibilities. But there is one old– some might argue, dead– medium where pregnancy looks incredibly fresh: Painting.

I was reminded of this when I recently re-watched Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut and noticed a massive reclining pregnant nude painting in Sidney Pollack’s character’s opulent New York apartment. This inspired me to look for some other good ones.

The painting to the left is by Alice Neel, one of my all time favorite artists. After the jump there are seven more paintings of pregnant women I absolutely love–one of them is actually a portrait of supermodel Kate Moss.

I hope this inspires you. How powerful and gorgeous are these women?

Article Posted 7 years Ago

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