Sadness and Color
How paintings depict sadness across varying cultures with color
This Painting titled Morte de Fernao Dias Paes Leme was painted in 1920 by Antonio Parreiras. It depicts sadness in the stark shadows around the area of emphasis in his face, drawing in sadness
This painting, titled Sad Tunes painted by Suleiman Mansour in 1977 also uses traces of shadowing and contrast between dark and light colors to make painting that would normally be bright, sad.
The Sad Discovery was debuted in 1785 by thomas Rowlandson and is more of a gross-sad than depressed-sad, but again emphasizing darkness and the shadowing of otherwise bright settings makes it gloom
Grey and Brown: The Sad Sea Shore was painted around 1885 by james McNeil Whistler and depicts a sad scene that is overcast in shadow, take out the shadow (grey and brown dust haze) and its sunny!
After the War. The Sad Home painted by Santiago Rusinol around 1895 depicts a starck contrasted light blue against an almost black and white background, yet the shadowing of the man sitting is obvious
Brightness and beauty at first, this painting by Elke Krystiufek titled Farewell to Im Sad to tell you is brilliant. It has the most beautifuly bright colors yet using dark shadowed colors its sad
To the left we have dark and shadowy while to the right its bright, yet the women looks towards the shadows. Painted by Lasar Segall in 1927 Portrait of Baby de Almeida is a brilliant use of colors
Sadness is the title and the sun is blocked shadowing out emotions. Julia Margaret Cameron shows us how to use color and shadowing to convey emotion
There's not much to this, white paper and one color, yet emphasis shadowing tells us to look at him dragging his leg his hands in his pockets and his sad face, he looks defeated, The Sad Young Man
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Casa Guilherme de Almeida
The J. Paul Getty Museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona
Barjeel Art Foundation
Essl Museum - Contemporary Art
Freer and Sackler Galleries
Centro Cultural São Paulo
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