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Poverty

American Gothic

Gordon Parks, 1942

I am literally penniless here, obliged to petition people, almost to beg for my keep, not having a penny to buy canvas and paints . . .

Claude Monet to Georges Charpentier (A Desperate Plea)

Claude Monet, 1878

Old poor poverty, fried rice with pickled sesame seeds

Fish Head

Lê Thị Lựu, 1967

The Clairvoyant

Gustave Courbet, 1865

The First and Last Communion

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo, 1888

More Themes in Art

The canvas mirror

Self-portraits

Reimagining natural beauty

Flowers

Manifestos