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

King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid

Edward Burne-Jones, 1880-1884

Sorrow

Vincent Van Gogh, 1882

The First and Last Communion

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo, 1888
More Themes in Art

Still Lifes

Quiet moments with simple objects

Abstract Figures

Hinting at the human form

Cities

Hustle and grind

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