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IN Photography ON 26 Aug, 2016
The ancient painting of a woman breastfeeding an old man is a depiction by a European artist, Bartolome Esteban Murillo. The creation is yet one of the famous artworks in the History.
Like the painting of Mona Lisa, beholders considered the portrait mysterious and also raised the controversy against it. They were utterly astonished by the imagination of the artist, who portrayed one of the unaccepted acts of the society. Then, later the great history, the artwork was hiding behind, revealed.
We are still finding ways to erase the list of taboos that are natural and obvious. In the situation like this, the painting is even unconvincing to probably everyone's eyes. The society which has a lot to say about rules, principles and ethics do not allow a woman to breastfeed her hungry kid in public. This is the reason is definitely going to face difficulty understand and accepting the sacrifice of the woman in the picture.
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The world got to know the holy reason of woman breastfeeding man, which accentuated respect of women in the world even more.
It proved that in the world where a woman used to live and even lives under several restrictions and rules, in reality, has incredible powers of emotions and feelings, with which she can go beyond all the society-set rules, myths, restrictions and stereotypes and serve the humankind.
The act of the young Roman woman depicted in the painting mentioned her name in the proud history of the world.
The 21st-century generation that has brought modernisation claims itself an open-headed and friendly being. But the reality has often shown them fighting for a piece of land, equality and so-called rights. It now seems like after making the entire world a technology-slave, they forgot the value of small acts of greatness that always served the human, nature and earth.