The Effect Of Mental Illnesses On Art Throughout Different Time Periods

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Realistic Period

Romanticism Period

Modern Day

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From an early age, people associate certain colors such as green, brown and red with particular objects. Our minds associate green with grass and leaves. The way we see things has changed over time through art and its influence. Mental illness is a condition that causes people to see the world in a different way. Mental illness is a condition that causes you to feel unhappy, depressed, or has a negative effect on your thinking, mood, and behavior. Mental illness can include depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. Although scientists don’t know what causes mental illness, research has shown that there are a variety of psychological, biological and environmental factors. Researchers have found that certain mental illnesses are linked to dysfunction of nerve cell pathways or circuits that connect specific brain regions. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that allow brain cells to communicate with one another. It is possible to treat mental illness, even though it might not seem so in certain cases. Today, people with mental illnesses can express themselves through writing, drawing, or sculpture. How have different mental illnesses affected paintings, sculptures, and drawings? People have developed different art forms to communicate and express their mental illnesses.

Realism PeriodArtists have found creative outlets to cope with their mental illnesses. Vincent Van Gogh wasn’t the only artist who suffered from a mental illness. He was born March 30, 1853 in Zerdant. In the Netherlands, he is also well-known for his drawings and paintings. His illness caused him to cut his left side earlobe with razor blades. Abida Chowdhury writes that Vincent van Gogh’s mental health issues are not a secret. Gogh was an artist who, after a dispute with Paul Gauguin, cut off his ear. Later, Gogh committed suicide. Van Gogh had a mental disorder and was forced to be admitted. He created The Starry Night, one of his final works while in hospital. We believe today in freedom of expression. Van Gogh was unable to express his thoughts through painting. However, while in hospital his creativity was limited. Van Gogh wasn’t the first artist to be affected by mental illness during the Realism era. Edvard Muhch is another artist who also had to deal with the illness. His graphings and paintings are well-known. Munch was born 1863 in Adalsbruk in Norway. Albert Rothenberg, M.D. wrote “The diagnosis for bipolar disorder with psychosis was based upon his diary descriptions of auditory and visual hallucinations.” . . Munch’s painting The Scream is a well-known worldwide masterpiece. Edvard munch was hallucinogenic. He saw and heard things that weren’t real. The Scream depicts a man on a bridge in Edvard Munch’s painting. The man has a very oval face and wide eyes. His facial expressions suggest that he is seeing or hearing things that aren’t there. Edvard munch’s hallucinations can be represented in the painting, The Scream. In the past, technology and science were not as advanced as they are today. A human being might claim they heard sounds or saw images, but others thought they were crazy. The technology scientists have developed now allows us to know that humans can hallucinate when they say these things.

Romanticism Period Francisco De Goya was another artist who had suffered from mental illness. De Goya, a Spanian born March 30, 1746, was raised in Fuendetodos.

Rute Ferreira writes in the article, “4 Artists who Suffered Mental Illness and How It Affected their Art” that they believe Goya was suffering from Susac Syndrome. This is a disease that can cause hearing loss, vision impairment, and brain and balance problems. Visibility is an essential part of being a professional painter. De Goya’s blindness made it difficult for him to see clearly. De Goya’s ability to create an artwork that can be rediscovered today and has been passed down through the centuries is remarkable considering his conditions. Richard Dadd suffered from mental disorders, just as De Goya. Dadd was a Chatham, United Kingdom native. His masterpieces include The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke. Karen Stock wrote that Richard Dadd, an artist and young man who had been trained at the Royal Academy, fell into madness when he saw his father as an impostor. Dadd spent 42 of his forty-two year in criminally insane facilities. His doctors encouraged him to continue painting during this time. This included a series of sketches to illustrate the Passions (1853-57). Richard Dadd, an artist with schizophrenia, had some disturbing events in his life. Dadd believed his father was devilish and so he murdered his father with a razor blade. Richard Dadd killed his father shortly after he had done so. He then traveled to France to kill a tourist who was also using a razorblade. Schizophrenia, which is a misperception of life, can lead to mental health problems such as the ones Richard Dadd created. It is crucial to determine if someone has schizophrenia.

Modern Day. It is important to determine if someone has a psychological illness. Scientists have created better technology to benefit humans. Today’s technology can tell us the cause and the solution to a mental illness. These mental illnesses have a negative impact on creativity. Dustin Delaune is my older brother and has anxiety. He takes medication to manage it. Dustin is a performer, but anxiety can sometimes prevent him from performing. He can put his anxiety behind and concentrate on what he enjoys, which is performing. People with mental illnesses all around the globe are able to live their lives and continue doing what they love. Studies show that nearly one fifth (19%) of Americans suffer from some type of mental illness. “Approximately 4% of people.” “One in 24 (4. “One out of 12 (8. 5.5%) have a diagnosedable substance use disorder. “

When talking about artists who have suffered from mental illness, it is important that we remember these artists. When Van Gogh was alive, the technology and medication they have today were not available to them. They were able create something memorable and valuable with very little assistance. A mental illness shouldn’t stop anyone from doing the things they love. “Happiness may be found even when it is the darkest time, provided one remembers that the light is on.” — Albus Dumbledore.


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