Beautiful Melancholy

pretty when you cry

Recent Work

  • Indy's Joy. by Michael Haslam
  • Love Kills by Sybille Sterk
  • I Hold On To A Distant Star by Ben Loveday
  • As Beautiful As Ebony,...And Blood On Virgin Snow by Ben Loveday
  • L'âme-voyage....V v v by karina73020
  • feelings by ururuty
  • The clockwork tells me what to see by strawberries
  • Waiting For The Shove by Alex Preiss
  • Mornington Peninsula Grasslands12 by Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)
  • Wishful Thinking  by Karen E Camilleri
  • Andy Irons At 2009 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Contest 3 by Alex Preiss
  • Tapping Into Country Life by Ben Loveday

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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