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Marjorie Kramer
Self-Portrait Breastfeeding Raloon, after Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Oil on canvas

36 x 22 inches

From the series: Self-Portraits 1970-present

I was very struck with the intimacy of the Lorenzetti painting in Siena with a kicking christ, also with an Utamaro print  of a mother and child with the  baby drinking out of one nipple and holding the other. I wanted to show that the wonderful child, perhaps savior of the world could be a female.This me and my daughter Raloon when she was about 18 months old as I recall. We used to go to the Metropolitian Museum of Art and she would point  and smile at the babies in the paintings, especially nursing babies.

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