I'm writing a book but I'm finding myself at a loss for words when I try to convey sadness, isolation, and despair. I've started to study art to try to find some sort of image that can express what I'm thinking. I really enjoy “Weeping Woman” by Pablo Picasso, “Worn Out” by Van Gogh, and “Sorrow” by Cezanne. I've been researching German Romantic landscapes as well – paintings like Friedrich's “Monk by the Sea” communicate a poignant feeling of loneliness to me. If anyone has suggestions for artists, art movements, or actual pieces that are of a similar aesthetic, I would really appreciate it.