Family, La Familia

Publication Theme: Family, La Familia, Familje (Albanian), Rodina (Czech), Perhe (Finnish), Familie (German), Famiglia (Italian), "mishpakha" (Hebrew)
Curated Editors: David Jon Kassan and Shana Levenson
Format: Print-on-Demand, Digital, and PDF download
Publication Date: September/October 2017
Deadline: August 1, 2017

Family, La Familia, Familje (Albanian), Rodina (Czech), Perhe (Finnish), Familie (German), Famiglia (Italian), "mishpakha" (Hebrew)

Some of the most important paintings by an artist, are paintings that are done of their family. 

Rembrandt portraits of his wife Saska, Mary Cassatt's paintings of her family, Andrew Wyeth’s paintings of his sons, Paul Cezanne’s painting of his mother along with so many other artists who have painted their mother’s (Picasso, Van Gogh, Chagall, Whistler), just to name a few.

Throughout the history of art, family has been a sacred subject for artists. Most early paintings were commission based illustrations from the Bible or portrait commissions for wealthy Patrons, which didn't leave much time for an artist to paint those that are closest to them.  But when they did, there is a more personal connection that is present… something that is intangible. 

For this issue of PoetsArtists, we are interested in exploring paintings that express that connectedness, or disconnection in some cases. 

These are uncontrolled paintings that rely on just a rawness that is…moments that the artist is connecting with their loved ones.  Those quiet moments getting to know who they are in a deeper level. Life gets busy and we don't always appreciate our time we spend with our family.

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Please make sure to title your folder with your name and the title for the submission. For example Didi Menendez _Family. Also read the full guidelines on how to prepare your images. Include a text file with your contact information including your email address and the specs for each work submitted. Folders which do not have the correct format will be deleted.

The image in the header is a painting by David Jon Kassan of his father.