Angelina Wrona has to be the most depressing artist ever.
Well, I’ll admit that some artists’ life stories are depressing, but Canadian artist Angelina Wrona takes the cake when it comes to the actual artwork. Nearly every piece by Ms. Wrona features a young girl in pain. Sometimes it is clearly physical pain, but sometimes it is mental pain, but either way, it is still a painful sight.
In general, I would advise the general public to stay away from depressors. However, Wrona creates beautiful works of tragedy that will make anyone empathetic of the fictional girls in her pieces. How could you not feel the pain the girls are clearly expressing in the Wronas?
The way Wrona can capture this emotion in a way, so that it emanates to the viewer is astonishing. Wrona can make something so sad become such a beautiful thing.
It sort of makes you wonder how Wrona feels about her two daughters…It is written in her biography that her girls are a source of inspiration to her work.
So does she love them? Does she feel like they’re dark and wretched? Or is this a reflection of how she felt as a girl?
Me? I think Wrona has serious mothering issues. For example, what of Waterlilly?
Isn’t this an image of a girl drowning just below the surface of the water? I think her daughters should switch to showers, if that is the case.
Anyways, whatever her source of inspiration (or her source of past experience), Ms. Wrona has a fabulous artistic talent that should not be overlooked by those who enjoy fine art.
Take your time to enjoy this artwork, but just make sure you find something to cheer you up afterwards.