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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


Vincent Van Gogh, 1882
The First and Last Communion, Cristóbal Rojas Poleo

The First and Last Communion

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo, 1888
More Themes in Art
Grimoires, Themes in Art


Forbidden knowledge

Still Lifes, Themes in Art

Still Lifes

Quiet moments with simple objects

Death in Art, Themes in Art

Death in Art

Life's only guarantee

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