"I did not want to see a pain which I could not help"
I feel the same way.
A middle-class man felt his life is meaningless unless he followed his heart to paint.
So he abandoned his family and moved to Paris.
He was very poor since few people liked his painting.
When he was dying with disease, a man who saw his talent helped him, but the man's wife was attracted by him and went with him.
The woman killed herself because he did not want her any more.
The man left Paris later. The authur find his footprint on a island. He interview some person and learnt stories about the man.
The man kept drawing on the island, whatever if there was anyone who liked his work
Most people have ideal, but don't pursuit it like he does.
But passion is kind of born with. The story is not suit for everyone.