Ann Scango Discusses The Portrayal Of Motherhood In Art History

Motherhood In Art

All through history depicting motherhood in art has been enough to make a piece special. Motherhood brings art a human significance. Even though the stress it takes to be a mother isn’t broadcasted the way it used to be long ago, there still exists art pieces in today’s modern art that pay respect to the sacrifice and love that only mothers can give.

Historical Pieces

Taking a look at Kathe Kollwitz’s sketch of woman and dead child, you can immediately reflect back on Michelangelo Buonarroti’s Pieta that displays the combination of dark pain and intimacy. Both pictures are representing the mourning of such a sad situation, however the work of Kollowitz is a more recent piece. Today these pieces are still discussed. This points out the fact that these topics need more exposure and to be understood, because they are so human and real that they will forever be relevant as examples of the lasting love of a mother.

About Ann Scango

Ann Scango is an American visual artist and sculptor. She creates various texturally difficult and 3D pieces that are popular all over Texas. Ann Scango completed her Firestar Austin fellowship from 2010-2015. She was a stay at home mom from 2015-2016 and then she became an art curator and began the Scango Collection 2016-present. Ann Scango works with polyurethane foam in addition to various things she finds in the city of Austin. She can work with twigs from the park or mulch from around her house.

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Making A Difference With Art

Using these real ingredients push Ann Scango to go beyond the boundaries of the sculpture and they help her make a name for herself in Austin Texas. Lady Bird Johnson encouraged Ann Scango to love and appreciate the environment. Now she tried to create her own depiction of Texan’s love for their environment. Uses these materials Ann Scango finds around town, she is able to get her audience to realize the role of humanity’s place on earth.