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Weltschmerz
 
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Weltschmerz

Weltschmerz (2010), water colour and enamel on paper, by Natasja Delanghe [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

I don't think there's any exact English equivalent of der Weltschmerz, but it's typically translated as "world weariness."  A deeply Romantic idea which expresses the anxiety and melancholia which comes with the realisation that the external world can never satisfy the desires of the mind.

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Just looking at it now, my first impression is that of a struggling spider that can't find its web - maybe an anxiety which exhausts itself because it is free-floating and without a supporting matrix (web)?

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On 7/6/2017 at 10:16 AM, chacheng said:

looks like an active picture but it isnt

how isn't it?

although that said i'm not too crazy about this picture to be honest...doesn't do much for me.

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