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EDVARD MUNCH
Artist Edvard Munch declared, “My art is rooted in
a single reflection: why am I not as others are?
Why was there a curse on my cradle? Why did I
come into the world without any choice?” adding,
“My art gives meaning to my life.” At age 45,
Munch experienced a profound depression and
spent eight months in a sanatorium in Denmark.
After that episode, he stopped painting the
anxiety-laden subject matter that had been
central to his work and began painting everyday
subjects, using the same vigorous brushwork and
expressionistic colors, which may have been
prophylactic.
THE STUDENT WHO IS SEEKING SPIRITUAL CONNECTION
The college years are a time of intellectual expansion as well
as exploration of and experimentation with personal,
spiritual, social, cultural and political options previously not
considered. This expansion, exploration, and
experimentation is culturally conditioned by the time in
which we live, a time of dramatic cultural shifts. College
student development scholar Arthur W. Levine, at Cornell
University, outlined these shifts: