There are two examples of red in this painting. We see red
where the male is clutching at his chest indicating blood, and his “heart”. The use of red here is a powerful indicator,
of heartbreak and being devastated. Where we see blood, the use of red represents
a more literal connation to having “one’s heart ripped out from their chest”.
Showing the heart towards the center also shows how his heart is gone, because
of the separation. In this painting, while red is not the dominant color, it
speaks volumes. What it says here is while heartbreak is not a truly “physically”
wound, it can feel more gripping and catastrophic.