Monday, May 3, 2010
Little Match Girl
This was one of two parts for the story of the Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen. For those who don't know the story: a girl is selling matches on New Years. When she doesn't sell any she decides not to go home because her father will beat her. To keep warm she strikes match after match, seeing an inviting hallucination each time. This painting is one of her visions of looking into the window of a rich merchant's home on Christmas. She dies from the blistering cold in the end which will be part two of this series.