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Beautiful Melancholy

pretty when you cry

Recent Work

  • feelings by ururuty
  • I've got to go by Masha-Gr
  • Mrs rain  by Improfeel
  • Ready to Leave by Anil Nene
  • Uncertainty by Juliemrae
  • Judge Donald Trump .2 by Alex Preiss
  • The Sea Inside by Jennifer Rhoades
  • Letters from the autumn by Masha-Gr
  • Anchored  by Anil Nene
  • look by ururuty
  • Overlooking. by Michael Haslam
  • Evetualism. by Andy Nawroski

About This Group

Turn that frown upside-down…?

Among the broad spectrum of emotions, “sadness” is viewed as negative. Dark. Colorless. Lonely. In many ways, the opposite of “happiness” (Light. Bright. Positive.), sadness is an emotion we often seek to avoid. And yet, this feeling, embodied as a little black cloud above our heads, is the inspiration for beautiful and enduring works of art. Then, too, works of art—their colors… their curves… the depth of a gaze in a portrait—can evoke a deep-seated feeling of melancholy. If sadness is so disagreeable, than why do we seek it through art? Why do we create when we are sad?

Emotions are subtle and varied. Sadness may be recognized in a range – from a faint, melodious longing to a fierce misery that slips so easily into anger or despair. This group is dedicated to expressing, evoking and interpreting the continuum of sad.

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