A sad art collection is a collection of art that, in some way, makes you feel sad. Sadness can be an emotion that cripples us and prevents us from achieving anything. It can also mean a spirit that helps us to understand the world and what’s going on around us; it’s not a negative thing in itself.
This blog is about sad art and how to build a collection. I’ll show you some examples of sad art and explain why they make me feel this way. We will also discuss how you can create your own sad art collection.
We live in an imperfect world where bad things happen all the time. This is especially true when it comes to art; most artists have experienced tragedy during their lives, whether they were personally involved or not. The saddest art is often created by those who have experienced adversity during their life, although there are other reasons why some pieces of art make us feel so sad.
As an artist I find it highly inspirational to look at sad art because not only does it make me feel, but I’m able to learn something about myself in the process. I’d like to share my experiences with you, who may also find it helpful when looking for new ways to evoke emotions through your work.
The art world has no shortage of sad art. From artists who kill themselves, to art that wants you to cry at its beauty, to photography documenting things we wish we hadn’t seen, art that is meant to make the viewer sad is prevalent. A sad piece of art always grabs the viewer’s attention and can be a great conversation starter.
Trying to curate a sad art collection can be tough. There are plenty of options available, but which ones are the best? What is considered good sad art? The best place to start would be with your own ideas about what makes something sad.
This post will cover some types of sad art, as well as places where you can find them. It will also discuss how much it will cost you for these pieces and how much space they may take up in your home or office.
Art can be both beautiful and sad, but the two aren’t necessarily related. You can have a sad painting of a happy person, or a happy painting of a sad person.
The thing about sad art is that it’s supposed to make you feel something. It might make you wonder “why does this exist?” Or it might make you wonder “why does this always exist?” Or it might make you wonder “who do I become when I look at this?” Or it might just make you feel bad.
Enter: Sad Art Blog by Dr. Jacob Grier, a collection of blog posts, tweets and other social media items designed to help guide you through the world of sad art, helping you decide what’s worth your time and what should be avoided at all costs.
This is not an attempt at creating a scientific theory around art and sadness (although some who’ve seen the collection have been confused on this point). Just think of it as a personal guide for curating your own collection, whether online or in your own home.
I have been able to curate a collection of very sad art. I have taken an almost scientific approach to the subject in order to create the most sadness for my money. I will share what I have learned here:
1. The best way to start your collection is by getting some genuinely sad paintings from ebay or from artists themselves on Etsy.
2. After you’ve gotten a few, get some of the same artist that painted the first ones. This will allow for a better comparison and contrast when looking at them.
3. After you’ve developed a decent sized collection, it’s time to look into getting photographs of places where people died from things like poverty, famine, sickness, etc. I recommend taking your own photos at first because many times they’ll be better quality and more heartwrenching than what you could find online/in books/etc.
If you’re going to use photos online or in books, just make sure that they are not photo-shopped or altered in any way that might take away from their sadness (even if it’s unintentional). Are you starting to see why this is a science?
4. Have a website featuring images of your artwork with sad music playing in the background (there are plenty of sites with
Sad Art is a term for art that is about sadness, loss or grief. This can be a very powerful and expressive art form. Examples are; The people of Pompeii, who died because the volcano Vesuvius erupted in the year 79. “The Weeping Woman” by Auguste Rodin, which was made in memory of his lover Camille Claudel. The sculpture is made of bronze, clay and marble. It shows a woman with her hands covering her face, tears running down her arm.
And then there’s Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”, painted in 1893.
A collection of sad art can be a very powerful and moving piece of art in itself. It can also be very therapeutic to look at it and to feel the emotions it evokes in you. You can start your own collection with a simple Google search and find many other different images to start your collection with. Remember that sad art isn’t real art (it’s only imitation) and that no one person owns an image or any other creative work on the Internet.”
One of the things that I do when relaxing is to look at the artworks I have collected over the years. These are not all masterpieces, but they are all sad and very, very beautiful.
With this in mind I thought it would be fun to start a blog about sad art and collect some of the most beautiful images that depict sadness.
The problem with art is that you have to have it. It’s a real pain to hang pictures, and it’s a bigger pain to fill your apartment with pieces that you don’t really like or even understand. It’s much easier to buy the same framed prints you see in every store and call it a day. Sad art is the antidote to all of this.
Sad art is art that does not try to make you happy but instead tries to make you feel something else: confusion, uncertainty, frustration, uncertainty, and maybe a little bit of hope.