Sick Child (oil, 1896)
The Sick Child (oil, 1907)
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....
Edvard Munch: The Frieze
The Sick Child, 1896
42 x 56.5 cm