The relationship between a mother and her child is a natural bond, a powerful preverbal language that Tuscan artist Adriano Cecioni (1836-1886) was able to turn into sculpture.
Here is the image of an ordinary mother who laughs and jokes with her baby in her arms, pushes him away and brings him closer, in a neverending game made of laughter, eye contact and intimate complicity.
A sculpture that an Italian Nobel Prize, poet Giosuè Carducci, translated in his turn into poetry, in his poem entitled "The Mother".
Here is our warm tribute for the Mother's Day!
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