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Poverty

The Clairvoyant

The Clairvoyant

Gustave Courbet1865

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 Monet1878
The First and Last Communion

The First and Last Communion

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo1888
American Gothic

American Gothic

Gordon Parks1942

Old poor poverty, fried rice with pickled sesame seeds

Fish Head

Lê Thị Lựu1967

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