Acrylic on paper mounted on board and Digital, 12 x 16"
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The Sorrows of Young Werther
This is an illustrated book cover of The Sorrows of Young Werther (Original German title: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers), by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Written in the Romantic Period (18th century) Germany, Goethe wrote an almost autobiographical story of love and life's despair. The main character, Werther, travels to a small town in the German country side, where he falls madly in love with a women who is engaged to a stable and loyal man. From love to heart break, to ultimate hopelessness, Werther commits suicide to ease the pains of his reality (so the book implies).