Polar Bear Mother with Child

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Polar Bear Mother with Child, oil on canvas

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The subject of motherhood has always occupied Fritz. Polar bears, both males and females, are basically solitary animals. The only exception is the mother-cub relationship, which usually lasts around two and a half years. During this time, the cub is suckled and introduced to the art of seal hunting before being abandoned by its mother. The picture was probably painted in a zoo; the animals appear to be lying on a reddish artificial rock against a turquoise background. Both shades also reappear in the shadowy areas of the polar bear furs, which together create an interesting and harmonious composition.

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