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Hopelessness Collection

"Hopelessness: A Desolate Journey through Time and Emotion" In the highland region of the Tasmanian central plateau

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Dead Trees in the highland region of the Tasmanian central plateau

Dead Trees in the highland region of the Tasmanian central plateau

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - sails made

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - sails made
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, It ceased; yet still the sails made on, a pleasant noise till noon

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Maxilla bone with teeth

Maxilla bone with teeth
Illustration engraving of a maxilla bone with teeth

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Water Snakes

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Water Snakes
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water snakes

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Game is done

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Game is done
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Game is done ! I ve won I ve won ! Quoth she, and whistles thrice

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday (oil on canvas)

Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday (oil on canvas)
HFA393557 Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday (oil on canvas) by Fraser, Alexander Snr (1786-1865); 40.5x58.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: People thrown into poverty pawning their belongings, Portugal, 17th Century (colour litho)

People thrown into poverty pawning their belongings, Portugal, 17th Century (colour litho)
8672968 People thrown into poverty pawning their belongings, Portugal, 17th Century (colour litho) by Gameiro, Alfredo Roque (1864-1935); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Lamentation over the body of Christ, 1640 (oil on canvas)

Lamentation over the body of Christ, 1640 (oil on canvas)
8678361 Lamentation over the body of Christ, 1640 (oil on canvas) by Ferrari, Orazio de' (1606-57); 267x168 cm; Church of S

Downfall of Carthage (engraving)
8635730 Downfall of Carthage (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Downfall of Carthage, Third Punic War, 146 BC. Illustration from Rom)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: A Savage Lesson, 1606 (litho)

A Savage Lesson, 1606 (litho)
8660973 A Savage Lesson, 1606 (litho) by Burton, H. M. (20th Century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Savage Lesson, 1606)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: The grenadier's horse (colour litho)

The grenadier's horse (colour litho)
8664100 The grenadier's horse (colour litho) by Job, pseudonym for Onfray de Breville, Jacques (1858-1931); Private Collection; (add.info.: The grenadier's horse)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Last hours of Socrates (engraving)

Last hours of Socrates (engraving)
8635087 Last hours of Socrates (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Last hours of the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates, 399 BC)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson, 1611 (chromolitho)

The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson, 1611 (chromolitho)
8672568 The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson, 1611 (chromolitho) by Collier, John (1850-1934) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson, 1611)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Sophonisba, Carthaginian noblewoman (engraving)

Sophonisba, Carthaginian noblewoman (engraving)
8635742 Sophonisba, Carthaginian noblewoman (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sophonisba, Carthaginian noblewoman. Illustration from Rom)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Death of Mithradates (litho)

Death of Mithradates (litho)
8660850 Death of Mithradates (litho) by Morrow, Edwin A. (1877-1952) ; Private Collection; (add.info.: Death of Mithradates)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: European monarchs after 1905 Revolution in Russia

European monarchs after 1905 Revolution in Russia
2603886 European monarchs after 1905 Revolution in Russia; (add.info.: Forecast of the future of European monarchs after 1905 Revolution in Russia)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: David's son dies (litho)

David's son dies (litho)
8675943 David's son dies (litho) by Rhead, Louis John (1857-1926); Private Collection; (add.info.: David's son dies. 2 Samuel 12:18)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Scipio Africanus burning the Carthaginian fleet (engraving)

Scipio Africanus burning the Carthaginian fleet (engraving)
8635741 Scipio Africanus burning the Carthaginian fleet (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: There was a Young Lady in White, who looked out at the depths of the Night (coloured engraving)

There was a Young Lady in White, who looked out at the depths of the Night (coloured engraving)
8634355 There was a Young Lady in White, who looked out at the depths of the Night (coloured engraving) by Lear, Edward (1812-88) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Shall I wasting in despair (colour litho)

Shall I wasting in despair (colour litho)
8656788 Shall I wasting in despair (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Shall I wasting in despair. Man sitting in a chair. Postcard, early 20th century)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Into the water, c.1919. Creator: Zille, Heinrich (1858-1929)

Into the water, c.1919. Creator: Zille, Heinrich (1858-1929)
Into the water, c.1919. Private Collection

Background imageHopelessness Collection: During 'The Troubles'

During "The Troubles"
Jonathan Eden-Drummond

Background imageHopelessness Collection: The Acting Manager or Rehearsal: The End of the Act, ca 1885-1886

The Acting Manager or Rehearsal: The End of the Act, ca 1885-1886. Creator: Sickert, Walter Richard (1860-1942)
The Acting Manager or Rehearsal: The End of the Act, ca 1885-1886. Private Collection

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Skid Row, Howard Street, San Francisco, California, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Skid Row, Howard Street, San Francisco, California, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Skid Row. Howard Street, San Francisco, California

Background imageHopelessness Collection: The suicide. 1834 (engraving)

The suicide. 1834 (engraving)
7147161 The suicide. 1834 (engraving) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); Private Collection; (add.info.: The suicide. Song by french poet Beranger. ( 1780-1857 ) Design by Emile Bayard

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Halloween night

Halloween night
Vampire castle in moon light

Background imageHopelessness Collection: The Death of Cato, after a work by Francois Boucher, 1808 (print)

The Death of Cato, after a work by Francois Boucher, 1808 (print)
478494 The Death of Cato, after a work by Francois Boucher, 1808 (print) by Boucher, Francois (1703-70) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis, 95 BC - 46 BC)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Ophelia, 1918 (litho)

Ophelia, 1918 (litho)
1071207 Ophelia, 1918 (litho) by Freese, Hans (1850-1950) ; 25.4001x24.765x cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA; (add.info)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: The Marriage of Convenience, 1883 (oil on canvas)

The Marriage of Convenience, 1883 (oil on canvas)
GLS62456 The Marriage of Convenience, 1883 (oil on canvas) by Orchardson, William Quiller (1832-1910); 104.8x154.3 cm; Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, Glasgow

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Man Person Contemplating Suicide Hanging Himself

Man Person Contemplating Suicide Hanging Himself
Man contemplating hanging himself from a tree. After a work by Honore Daumier

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Abandonnee (Abandoned) (colour litho)

Abandonnee (Abandoned) (colour litho)
3098613 Abandonnee (Abandoned) (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Abandonnee (Abandoned)

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Storm in the forest

Storm in the forest, a scene from Atala. Engraving from 1870. Engraving by Gustave Dore, Photo by D Walker

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - and still it neared

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - and still it neared
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, A speck, a mist, a shape, I wist ! and still it neared and neared

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - and cursed me

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - and cursed me
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Each turned his face with ghastly pang, and cursed me with his eye

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - My soul in agony

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - My soul in agony
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, And never a saint took pity on My soul in agony

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - I saw that curse

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - I saw that curse
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Seven days, seven nights, I saw that curse, and yet I could not die

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - rain poured down

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - rain poured down
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, And the rain poured down from one black cloud

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - They groaned

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - They groaned
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, They groaned, they stirred, they all uprose, nor spake, not moved their eyes

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - in my soul discerned

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - in my soul discerned
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, I heard and in my soul discerned, two voices in the the air

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - that ship so fast

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - that ship so fast
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, But why drives on that ship so fast, Without or wave or wind

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - moonlight lay

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - moonlight lay
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and on the bay the moonlight lay, and the shadow of the Moon

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner O shrieve me holy man

Rime of the Ancient Mariner O shrieve me holy man
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, O shrieve me, shrieve me, holy man !. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner that his face I see

Rime of the Ancient Mariner that his face I see
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, That moment that his face I see, I know the man that must hear me

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - What loud uproar

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - What loud uproar
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, What loud uproar bursts from that door! The Wedding guests are there

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - So lonely twas

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - So lonely twas
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, So lonely twas, that God himself, Scarce seemed there to be

Background imageHopelessness Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Daphnis and Alcimadura

La Fontaines Fables - Daphnis and Alcimadura
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. Daphnis is a young shepherd in love with Alcimadure, but Alcimadure rejects him because she does not believe he is sincere

Background imageHopelessness Collection: La Fontaines Fables - The Horoscope

La Fontaines Fables - The Horoscope
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Horoscope. A man suffers from bad dream, nightmares and omens of doom

Background imageHopelessness Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - This seraph band

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - This seraph band
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, This seraph band, each waved his hand, It was a heavenly sight !



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"Hopelessness: A Desolate Journey through Time and Emotion" In the highland region of the Tasmanian central plateau, dead trees stand as silent witnesses to a world devoid of life. Their skeletal branches reach out towards an indifferent sky, embodying the essence of hopelessness. A maxilla bone with teeth, once part of a living being, now lies discarded and forgotten. It serves as a haunting reminder that even in death, despair can linger. Like the sails made from "Rime of the Ancient Mariner, " we find ourselves adrift on an ocean of desolation. The water snakes slither around us, their venomous presence symbolizing our own inner demons that threaten to consume us whole. "The game is done, " echoes in our minds like a mournful dirge from Coleridge's poem. We are left defeated and broken by circumstances beyond our control. Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday's oil painting captures two souls trapped on an isolated island - a metaphor for our own isolation amidst despair. The canvas reflects their longing for connection and escape from their bleak reality. "The Death of Cato" print by Francois Boucher portrays a figure succumbing to his fate with stoic resignation. His demise represents the surrender we feel when faced with overwhelming hopelessness - acceptance mingled with sorrow. Ophelia's litho artwork from 1918 depicts her tragic end submerged in water lilies; it mirrors our own struggle against suffocating despair. We yearn for someone or something to pull us back into the light before we drown completely. In "The Marriage of Convenience, " painted in 1883, two figures stand side by side but devoid of love or passion. They represent those who settle for empty relationships out of desperation rather than genuine affection – another facet that pervades society. As death fires dance at night during Halloween festivities, they illuminate not only costumes but also the darkness within our souls.