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Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art

Kaira M. Cabañas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556284
eISBN:
9780226556314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556314.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Throughout the history of European modernism, philosophers and artists have been fascinated by madness. Something different happened in Brazil, however, with the “art of the insane” that flourished ... More


The Myth of the Mentally Ill Artist

William Todd Schultz

in The Mind of the Artist: Personality and the Drive to Create

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197611098
eISBN:
9780197611128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197611098.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 7 examines the actual study findings related to art and mental illness and concludes that this connection has not been decisively established. The chapter looks at popular studies that have ... More


The Mind of the Artist: Personality and the Drive to Create

William Todd Schultz

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197611098
eISBN:
9780197611128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197611098.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Because artists make something out of nothing, the process can seem like magic, divinely inspired and inexplicable. It’s not. A single, potent factor lies at the heart of most everything creative: ... More


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