Sorrow and Art

"But what is it then that sits in my heart, that breathes so quietly, and without lungs--

that is here, here in this world, and yet not here?"

--Mary Oliver, "The Leaf and the Cloud" (excerpt)

Giuseppe Mentessi, "Despairing Woman"

Thomas Benjamin Kennington, "Pandora"

Rodin, "Sorrow and Comfort"

Vincent Van Gogh, "Sketch"

Simon Cowell "That Uneasy Feeling" 

Kurt Peiser, "Couple au Café" 

Kathe Kollwitz, sketch

Kathe Kollwitzm, sketch

landscape by Charles Harold Davis

More sad art can be seen on my pinterest board, Very Sad Art.