The birth of a child is a transcendental event, on a personal and social level, in a woman's life.


Year 2003
Oil on board
55 x 46 cm

The mother holds the sleeping child in her lap, caressing its small body with her fingertips. The head turned to the right and the gaze away, are indicative of possibly remembering those sounds that filled his own childhood and that now begin to crave him more and more.

The need for contact and physical closeness that a baby needs with its mother even exceeds its need for food. Maternal behaviours of attachment and care for the child will create strong and lasting bonds between the two, cementing the child’s healthy growth.

©María José Aguilar

“They say that, since I learned to express myself verbally, I manifested a fervent and unwavering desire: TO PAINT



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