Desperately seeking desperate art.
February 9, 2010 5:12 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for paintings on desperation.
posted by howiamdifferent to media & arts (22 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Looking for famous paintings that depict some form of desperation (to use in a presentation). Famous as in made by a prolific painter instead of someone's talented but still tragically unknown neighbor. The depiction of desperation doesn't have to be very literal. The more subtle the better. Non-gory paintings are preferred.
Bonus points if the painting is colorful, and/or in the Renaissance or Baroque styles.