I Look At The Painting By Angelica Kauffmann

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The mentality of many adults in the present day is that they need to be financially stable before having children. I have people in my own family, that while loving their children, wished that they had not had any of their own. They do not want the financial burden that comes with having children and do not like the way kids hold them back from being able to go and do what they want when they want. On the other hand, I have family members who have children and not a lot of money that would not change their life for all of the riches in the world. As I look at the painting by Angelica Kauffmann, I see two women who share these same opposing ideologies on children and the riches of the world. One standing with her hand outstretched to her children showing that they are her most important possessions. While the other woman is showing off her gold necklaces and other expensive items that she has in her jewelry box. The big question is, after two hundred and thirty years, what is Angelica trying to portray in her painting, Cornelia Presenting Her Children as Her Treasures. This painting shows many of the signs of the era. During the Neoclassical time period that took place from the 17th through the 19th century painters took a lot of inspiration from the Greek and Roman art of the Classical Period. The Neoclassical Period brought back classical subject matters. Classical subjects are people that have calm poses and are dressed in classic Roman togas or Greek robes,
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