10+ Dark Paintings That Battle Depression


Many artists deal with depression in different ways. For artist Dawid Planeta, that fight came in the form of monochromatic paintings that serve as a form of therapy. The running theme of Dawid’s art is that of a small man dealing with this fears represented in the form of giant, seemingly possessed, animals.

Dark Paintings For Battle Depression

Here are some of the renowned dark paintings that dark battle depression.

Giant Rhino

The feeling of depression sets in as a giant rhino stalks his prey.

Giant Rhino - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant fish swimming through the woods

David makes friends in the strangest places.

Giant fish - Dark Paintings

19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Horned animal

Facing one’s demons. This piece stirs imagery of King Kong.

Horned animal - Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Whale

Depression can be a whale of a problem.

Giant Whale - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Eagle

Depression can sometimes go unnoticed. Sometimes it takes eagle-eyed viewers to notice.

Giant Eagle - Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Owl

When suffering depression, sometimes it’s hard to know WHO to turn to.

Giant Owl - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant fog

Sometimes the worst part about depression is not knowing how to handle it and the only thing one knows how to do is separate themselves from everything.

Giant fog - Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Crane

During depression, even symbols of peace can inspire terror.

Crane - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Falcon

Sometimes in depression, one loses the ability to see colors.

Giant Falcon - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Totem

Even things one holds sacred can seem big and scary while in depression.

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19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Sphynx

Even when one looks for a leader, they may find that they are long gone.

Giant Sphynx - Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Elephant

It’s hard to stay warm without getting burned.

Giant Elephant - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Dragon

When dealing with depression, someone is always dealing with a sleeping dragon.

Giant Dragon - Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Unseen landscape

Depression can blur the lines of the future.

Unseen landscape - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Valley

One can feel minuscule no matter the circumstances.

Giant Valley - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Open Landscape

Or it can give you so many options that the fear of choosing one overwhelms you.

Open Landscape - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Ledge

Depression can deep a person on edge indefinitely.

Giant Ledge - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Ledge II

Depression can keep give you nothing to look forward to and only focus on what’s behind you.

Ledge - Dark Paintings

19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Depression is a hard thing to deal with. Some find comfort in a hobby. Some find it in their work. For Dawid Planeta, He found it through his art, and we are all the better for it.

Check out his Tumblr and Facebook accounts here.

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