May 27, 2022

At The End of The Day What Are We Teaching?

Christine Roychowdhury

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Oil on CanvasAt the End Of the Day, 2022150 cm X 100 cm

I started this painting with the idea of the relationship between teacher and pupil. How at the end of the day the teacher is worn out and tired given all to the pupil. The youth is ready to embark on life and looks towards the future with optimism. The war in Ukraine started and it struck me how we teach in simplistic terms of right and wrong, good and bad. But money is always a factor, as is the lust for wealth. It impinges on teaching and we are told that we should teach for jobs not for love of a subject and the world looks on as the need for oil and gold suffuses all. At this time what are we teaching our youth?