Tender melancholy portraits by Kwon Kyung-Yup (19 images)

South Korean painter Kwon Kyung-Yup, known for her realistic portraits of melancholy subjects, describes herself as a happy person whose paintings are about recalling memories. Her works find an emotional balance between her artistic inspirations, citing the beauty in Klimt’s paintings which she pairs with tragedy, as found in the works of Caravaggio.