21st century

Having A Post-Election Trauma? This Art Is For You

Magda Michalska 10 November 2016 min Read

Yesterday I felt that the only suitable subject for today's post could be "Last Judgements in art" or "Depictions of the end of the world". However, now I think that it's better if I share with you paintings which will speak for many people's feelings of resignation, sadness and  d-e-s-p-a-i-r. No captions needed.

Edvard Munch

[caption id="attachment_2351" align="aligncenter" width="445"]Edvard Munch, Despair, 1892, The Munch Museum Edvard Munch, Despair, 1892, The Munch Museum[/caption]

James Ensor

[caption id="attachment_2360" align="aligncenter" width="620"]James Ensor, The Despair of Pierrot or Pierrot in Despair , 1910 James Ensor, The Despair of Pierrot or Pierrot in Despair, 1910, Collection of Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé[/caption]

Marc Chagall

[caption id="attachment_2352" align="aligncenter" width="498"]Marc Chagall, Job In Despair, 1960, Musée national Message Biblique Marc Chagall, Nice, France Marc Chagall, Job In Despair, 1960, Musée national Message Biblique Marc Chagall, Nice, France[/caption]

Theo van Doesburg

[caption id="attachment_2353" align="aligncenter" width="420"]Theo van Doesburg, Despair, 1930, Theo van Doesburg, Despair, 1915, Utrecht, Centraal Museum.[/caption]

Vincent van Gogh

[caption id="attachment_2383" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Vincent van Gogh, Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity), 1890, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands Vincent van Gogh, Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity), 1890, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands[/caption]

Giotto

[caption id="attachment_2354" align="aligncenter" width="314"]Giotto, Desperation, 1306, The Arena Chapel, Padua Giotto, Desperation, 1306, The Arena Chapel, Padua[/caption]

Albrecht Dürer

[caption id="attachment_2355" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Albrecht Durer, The Desperate Men, 1515 Albrecht Dürer, The Desperate Men, 1515, Metropolitan Museum of Art[/caption]

Gustave Courbet

[caption id="attachment_2356" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Gustave Courbet, The Desperate Man (Self-Portrait), 1843-45, Private collection. Gustave Courbet, The Desperate Man (Self-Portrait), 1843-45, Private collection.[/caption] This self-portrait is so much me. I'm so sorry America.