I hope I shall be able to make
some drawings in which
there is something human.
- Vincent Van Gogh
This week I decided to join @topkpop art contest with the theme Spirit.
And for my entry I decided to draw the pictures of two orphans in the late 1920's
in London and a short history about it .
Sometimes I like to look at old pictures on google and read about
the story behind the pictures. They always say let the art speak for
itself but sometimes it is more comforting that people can look
pass the artwork and feel the human side in it.
It is a story about women who lost their husband in the war,had kids outside of marriage,lost their homes and started begging for alms with their kids but their children was taken away from them
In the early 1920's it is considered illegal for women to be homeless or beg for money on the streets when you have kids.
It is considered a criminal offence that will lead to imprisonment and your kids will be taken away without any legal appeal.Most of the woman are young and unmarried.Their kids can be adopted without the knowledge of the parents or even know their whereabouts and not even entitled to be called the mother of the child.
But they still have a strong hope that one day they will be reunited or they will go to a loving and caring family
At the end of the day,
we can endure much
more than we think