The Virgin Mary cradling a baby Jesus pops up time and and time again in fine art, predominantly in Western painting. She’s most often depicted in blue, symbolizing virtue. Beyoncé’s sky blue veil makes her look downright saintly. Coupled with the infants in her arms, the look directly references imagery of the Madonna and Child.
Paula Modersohn-Becker, Self Portrait on Her Sixth Wedding Anniversary
It’s hard not to see the parallels between Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement and Modersohn-Becker’s painting, picturing the artist cradling her pregnant belly. Her direct gaze challenges the viewer, just like the singer’s. Here’s Jones’s take:
The internet collectively lost its shit early Friday morning when fertility goddess incarnate Beyoncé Knowles-Carter posted her official birth announcement to Instagram, introducing her one-month-old twins, Sir and Rumi Carter, to the world. The highly-stylized photograph pictures Beyoncé wreathed in flowers, draped with a flowing blue veil, cradling her newborns to her breast. Based on the stylistic parallels between this image and the singer’s February pregnancy announcement, it’s safe to assume that the portrait of Sir and Rumi is the work of photographer Awol Erizku, a talented multidisciplinary artist known for interspersing fine art …READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE & LEARN MORE HERE
Source:: The Creators Project