Sad Girl

Sad Girl (2017)
Ashley Lily Scarlett

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6 comments

  1. Calmgrove

    I’m interested in reading faces, especially as I’m not very good at it! Trying to read sadness in this portrait and finding it a slight struggle as it could also at first glance be pensiveness, anxiety, irritability, curiosity or that awful phrase, a ‘resting bitch face’ (several variant phrases are available). And, yes, now I look again, sadness. Bonjour, Tristesse.

    • Ashley Lily Scarlett

      I think she looks quite ‘hard’ in this picture but I see that as a cover for vulnerability. The fact that she is partly in shadow adds further nuance for me. I feel so sorry for the child actors who get so fucked up.

  2. elmediat

    Multiple meaning – is the Sad Girl the portrait or the person who put it on the door ? Perhaps it is what you find behind the door/face.

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