This Matisse inspired bag is a favourite among influencers. With its petroleum blue leather and its gleaming gold clean lines, this dazzling handbag will capture adoring attention. Not feeling sorrow invites fear into our lives, one of the reasons why sorrow has been and continues to be a recurring theme in the arts.
Sorrow implies a long-term state which is more intense than sadness. Between the eighteenth and nineteenth century, society saw a cult of sorrow develop within romanticism and this emotion is still explored widely in the arts today. Shand’s Laws of Sorrow (1920) theorises that the emotion of sorrow 'is ever attracted to the beloved object, and, in different ways, seeks to maintain all that remains of the former union. The sorrow of love tends to restore that state of the beloved object, or that relation to it, and the loss or destruction of which is the cause of sorrow. The tendency of restoration belongs to the system of sorrow, but is sometimes felt without eliciting the emotion. When the tendencies of attraction and restoration in sorrow are themselves frustrated, then sorrow is at its maximum intensity’. However, philosopher Julia Kristeva believes that ‘not feeling sorrow invites fear into our lives. The longer we put off feeling sorrow, the greater our fear of it becomes’, leading to even greater pain in the future.