Sehnsucht by Oskar Zwintscher, c. 1900

Greetings Wyrdians, 

In this painting my aim was to explore some of the varied shades of Sehnsucht within a singular experience:

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According to Wikipedia:
Psychologists have worked to capture the essence of Sehnsucht by identifying its six core characteristics:

  1. utopian conceptions of ideal development;
  2. sense of incompleteness and imperfection of life;
  3. conjoint time focus on the past, present, and future;
  4. ambivalent (bittersweet) emotions;
  5. reflection and evaluation of one’s life; and
  6. symbolic richness.