The Little Match-Seller
(30X40 cm) 1997

It is not always easy to modernize H.C. Andersen's fairy-tales. The Little Match-Seller is a good example of that.

On my painting, the little match-seller is not feeling cold because of the  cold weather, but because she needs the feeling of security and confidence. In H.C. Andersen's fairy-tale the girl is dreaming of a sparkling Christmas tree and a kind and lovely grandmother. Today children of divorced parents are dreaming about a life with mom and dad. However, both lots are tragic.  

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