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Themes in Art


American Gothic, Gordon Parks

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

King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid, Edward Burne-Jones

King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid Edward Burne-Jones, 1880 – 1884

Sorrow, Vincent Van Gogh

Sorrow Vincent Van Gogh, 1882

The First and Last Communion, Cristóbal Rojas Poleo

The First and Last Communion Cristóbal Rojas Poleo, 1888

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Cuneiform, Themes in Art


Death in Art, Themes in Art

Death in Art

Life's only guarantee

Boats, Themes in Art


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