Thursday, June 13, 2013


In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.
~J.R.R. Tolkien

In honor of sorrow:

The Cemetery Entrance
Caspar David Friedrich

Angel of Grief, Rome
a 1894 sculpture by William Wetmore Story
photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran

Peasant Coffin
by Aleksander Gierymski (1850–1901)

Interior of Sint-Pauluskerk, in Antwerp, mourning angel

Mourner from the tomb of John the Fearless, between 1443 and 1470
Jean de la Huerta and Antoine Le Moiturier
photo by Shonagon

Campo Santo cemetery, Ghent
photo by Amaury Henderick

The Mourning Days
by Jan Voerman

Angel at Grave, Paris
photo by Reinhardhauke

by Peter Isselburg, Nürnberg 1616


Ben said...

I feel bad for the Angle of Grief.

HWY said...

Most of these have a strong feeling of sorrow attached to them, but I was drawn particularly to Peasant Coffin. The feeling there is as much about something to be endured as it is about grief. Very touching.

And the piece by Peter Isselburg certainly has a story to tell, doesn't it?

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

Something so haunting about those weeping angels by the grave, as though their grief extends the bounds of time. I was feeling rather sorrowful today, of a variety of reasons, and your collection of images was just what I needed to ponder over.