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The Sick Child

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Angela wrote on June 11, 2003:
I really love this work...
I can't speak English very well, so I can't express with words what I really feel looking at this piece, but I think that the SICK CHILD expresses in a perfect way the feelings of pain and suffering of the child and I see that she feels the death in the air. In fact, she looks at her mother (in second plane) thinking that she'll soon leave her; but she's not crying: it's unusual for a child, but it's possible that she has suffered so much that she has no more tears or that she doesn't want make her mother worried about her sickness and she doesn't want her mother suffering. The particulars like the upset hair help us to understand that the child is constricted into bed for he sickness. I really love this work....

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Picture: Edvard Munch: The Frieze of Life.


The Sick Child, 1896
42 x 56.5 cm