[Behind Popularity]The Sick Child by Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch grew up in a family surrounded by life-threatening illness and death. His beloved mother and closest sister both died of chronic disease when he was only five years old. Munch’s father, a Lutheran Fundamentalist, explained such a family tragedy as an act of divine punishment. He stated, "My father was temperamentally nervous and obsessively religious—to the point of psychoneurosis. From him I inherited the seeds of madness. The angels of fear, sorrow, and death stood by my side since the day I was born." The piercing dichotomy in the characteristics of his father heavily influenced on young Munch causing him to be obsessed with themes of psychological suffering and emotional anxiety. In the end, Munch attempted to find the meanings of life through his art. Let your art be an answer! BBuzzArt believes in your passion for art and that is the art that we believe!