Damien Hirst’s ‘Mother and Child Divided’

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Damien Hirst’s ‘Mother and Child Divided’ artwork is striking and demanding. The piece demands empathy from the viewer and challenges our ideas towards meat and dairy products. The piece depicts separation through mother and child. The tanks are halved to explore and highlight this natural bond. The piece itself acts upon the surrounding space as the viewer is able to look into the tanks and see the raw biology of the animal which adds onto the realism aspect of the piece.

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