Does Sadness Suit Artists?


As I was reading a poem on a fellow blogger’s site , it occurred to me that sadness suits artists more. I made a comment along those lines. But why do people create art? Isn’t it to get rid of sadness? Isn’t it to be happier? To make ourselves and those around us and those in the world at large happier, cheerful and inspired?

Maybe, maybe not. I have read that all art is neurosis. Maybe it’s. Though there is a world full of literature created by sages who spoke from the highest abode of stillness and this literature never stirs you. It makes you still too. Words carry frequency of the source from where they are spoken. If they come from the stillness they inspire stillness, beauty and positivity. If they come from confusion, neurosis and dysfunction-they inspire the same.

Choose carefully your words for they have the power to change the world–yours and that of others around you. If your words soothe others and act as a balm to heal pain of the others, it’s the highest goodness, for the world is on fire.


33 thoughts on “Does Sadness Suit Artists?

  1. True, a lot of work produced by artists comes from the depths of despair but it is possible to create when there is too much joy in your heart. It threatens to overflow and to overwhelm the bearer and he creates to share that joy 🙂

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    1. Yes, creating out of love, as opposed to creating out of fear and hatred. I love the way you put it, Sona. I wish you a wonderful Friday and lovely weekend ahead. Love and light ❤

      Anand 🙂


  2. We are all sad, one way or the other. That’s why we search for happiness in little things we can do. Creative people (most of the artists) translate sadness into an art in quest of happiness. Destructive people take it in a negative way. They even end their lives in turn.

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    1. Very thoughtful response my dear friend Ankit. I hope you are having a nice Friday. I am waiting for your input on Poetry corner and I hope you have not forgot about it. Have a lovely weekend. Love and light ❤ Anand

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  3. Wow! I wrote a poem about my madness 😉 , asking similar questions.
    My answers to your questions would be: My empathy doesn’t allow self-gratification, so I create art to get rid of my own sadness, with hopes of making others happier, more cheerful, more hopeful and more inspired. As I suppose, so do others. They create more for the benefits of others than themselves?

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    1. Indeed. If artists have same goals as yours in mind they indeed make life a beautiful thing and the world a better place to live. I will like to read that poem if you could please share the link. I wish you very best. Love and light ❤

      Anand 🙂

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  4. It seems people are more inclined to appreciate eccentricity as this fascinates them, although in reality these artists are expressing their torments, they are appreciated but it may not satisfy them. However, of course this is not always the case. Yes, may our words be a source of inspiration and encouragement even if it may not always be easy to do when we feel blue. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for your thoughtful comment dear friend. Yes, only positive in that might be the healing which therapeutic artistic practices offer for artists. The recognition and feedback is also a form of love which people get in return and that also helps them but if some people emulate popular artists by trying to become eccentric it’s not healthy, because artist or non-artist we are all working for the happiness. Thanks for this wonderful discussion, my dear friend.

      Love and light ❤
      Anand 🙂

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    1. Yes, that is what. If that art ends up killing them–it just proves that they were going through a great torment. Such a pity! We all deserve to live happily. If our sadness becomes a contribution to art galleries and history of mankind at the cost of our life and happiness —it is not worth!

      08:18 AM here. Are you planning to sleep or it’s going to be night-out? Weekend is approaching. Have a lovely Friday.

      Love and light ❤
      Anand 🙂

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