The Sick Child, by Edvard Munch (1863–1944), is the name a series of paintings. It depicts a tragic event in Munch’s life - the death of his 15-year-old sister. Weak from the tuberculosis causing her slow and painful death, you can see his young sister’s suffering as she sits on her deathbed. He made copies of this moment, which truly shows how this tragedy was deeply rooted into Munch’s mind.
Above: The Sick Child, painted in 1896, 1907, and 1885-86, by Edvard Munch (1863–1944).
When Britain’s railway system expanded
through St. Pancras Church’s graveyard
in the 1860s, Thomas Hardy had to
exhume hundreds of bodies and bury
them in another cemetery. He decided to
place the old headstones around an ash
tree in the churchyard, where they
formed a haunting root system that’s
lasted for centuries. Source