Does "bleakly" in the following context mean "in a way that causes the viewer to feel depressed and gloomy"?
In the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, stands Magdalena Abakanowicz’s figurative sculptural group, Puellae (Girls) (1992). These headless, rigidly posed young bodies represent the artist’s response to Nazi totalitarianism in Poland during her wartime youth. As a child she heard about a group of Polish children who froze to death during transport to Germany in cattle cars. The figures contrast bleakly with their verdant surroundings, which heightens their power.