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Art and Psychosis: A Historic Perspective

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Length: 15 minutes

Mark Mulherrin

The presentation briefly describes a point in early modern European painting when images of the art work being produced in mental institutions throughout the continent were made widely available through the publication of Dr. Hans Prinzhorn’s book Artistry of the Mentally Ill and the subsequent influence these images had on the avant garde painters...particularly the German expressionists in the 1920’s and the French surrealists in the 1930’s.


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