Edvard Munch Quote

by Nicole Trilivas

“I want to keep my sufferings. They are part of me and my art.”

–Edvard Munch

I understand this sentiment, but I also believe that when we cling to our sufferings we build unjust monuments to them. Sometimes, they don’t deserve such praises, such psalms. Still, I think about the times in my life in which I exist in a glorious mess or a self-inflicted misery and recognized how important those blue periods were to my development as a artist. But it’s the artist’s job to know that suffering is not art, and we must not make mistakes under the guise of art.

Edvard Munch's Modonna

Edvard Munch’s Modonna