Beautiful Melancholy

pretty when you cry

Recent Work

  • Unexpected meeting in the fog by Masha-Gr
  • The Haunted One by Jennifer Rhoades
  • Chums by Michael Haslam
  • Fuchsia Forest Bells by Cloudlingpics
  • The Lady and the Horse by LoneAngel
  • The Guiding Light by kimbaross
  • Sunrise in Big Pine by Rosalee Lustig
  • Lit by su2anne
  • Elsewhere by Nikki Smith
  • Blossoming by Nikki Smith
  • In Bloom by Nikki Smith
  • My Heart Bleeds For You by Adam Bykowski

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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