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    I was sold for 5000 Rupees...

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    Added 2019-06-29 12:00:54
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    I was sold for 5000 Rupees.

    He would hit and punch me.

    Day and night he would swear and beat me.

    I would have to work all day in the heat.

    My mind would be going round and round.

    That’s no life.

    What’s the point? You go home, and the man hits and beats you.

    Is it worth living?


    In the background of the painting a woman’s symbol is intertwined with a tree of life.

    The irregular lines that run over the painting are created by a tree beetle. As this tree of life is affected by the tree beetle, the life of this beautifull girl is affected by poverty, culture and men until there is nothing left of her tree of life but dust.

    Specific details

    Name of Artist: Dorette Gerrits
    Width (inches): 30
    Height (inches): 34
    Media: Oil
    Country: Netherlands
    Painting Genre: Representational / Other


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    The colors, light and composition are yummy

    Excellent portrait reflecting the mood of the model

    This painting brings to mind how fragile our environment is. On a recent hike in Lake Tahoe forest, saw how bark beetles have such a great effect on the forest.

    Nice color, composition and mood, with wonderful brushstrokes! Love it!

    Very believable use of color. Painterly brushstrokes and the glow of the sun through the tree keeps the viewer in the painting.

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