The selected works offer several perspectives on the idea of "family" as represented in modern art. The initial works exhibit more traditional interpretations, while the subsequent works are more abstract both in style and in relation to the theme. Throughout, consider such topics as the representation of the figures and their relationships to each other, to the artist, and to their surroundings.
Édouard Vuillard. Interior, Mother and Sister of the Artist. 1893
Dorothea Lange. Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California. 1936
Max Beckmann. Family Picture. 1920
Marc Chagall. I and the Village. 1911
Fernando Botero. The Presidential Family. 1967
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