An emotional representation of divorce. The father appears desolate and sad. He is clutching his heart which seems to be ripped out of his physical body. Is his child standing before him, reaching up to daddy with a teddy bear in hand, before leaving with mom? Mom has no facial features and seems confident, with long, flowing hair and dress appearing to meld within the scenery. She is going in a different direction; her hair runs under a dark cloud touching the fathers’ head. Is this dad being left on the wayside? When will this father see his child next? More importantly, will this child have the opportunity to enjoy a loving relationship their father?
Edvard Munch, Maryville, TN
#250, Saying Goodbye