An emotional and poignant representation of divorce. This father appears forlorn and sad. He is clutching his heart that seems to be ripped out of his physical body. Is his child standing before him, reaching up to daddy with teddybear in hand, before leaving with mom? Mom has no facial features and seems confident with long, flowing hair and her dress appearing to meld within the scenery. She is going in a different direction; her hair running 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