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.

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.