05/12/2013 06:32 am ET

Mother's Day Art: 20 Stunning Representations Of Mothers In Art (PHOTOS)

On this holiest of days HuffPost Arts would like to express our eternal gratitude for all the hard-working moms out there. To kick off the celebrations we've rounded up 20 of our favorite representations of motherhood in art.

In the following selection, some artists idealize their beloved matriarchs while others are a bit more traumatized. Mothers of the world: whether your parenting style includes too much PDA or sitting upright in a chair, we salute you! Thank you for your guidance, love and endless patience.

What we're trying to say is... Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy the mom-centric art collection and let us know what works we missed in the comments.

Mothers In Art