MENTAL ILLNESS IN ART: A SMALL GALLERY

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We present a small gallery of artists who, in their works, have represented and/or expressed the world of mental illness.

The works are, in order:

Wormwood (L’absinthe) is an oil painting on canvas (92×68 cm) by Edgar Degas, dated 1875-1876

The Cure of Madness is a painting mainly attributed to Hieronymus Bosch, made with oil on panel technique in 1475-80, measuring 48 x 35 cm and is housed in the Prado Museum in Madrid

The Ship of Fools is an oil painting on wood (57.9×32.6 cm) by Hieronymus Bosch, dated around 1494 and kept in the Louvre Museum in Paris

On the Threshold of Eternity (Old Man Suffering) by Vincent Van Gogh is dated 1890

Despair of Edvard Munch is of 1892

Saturn devouring his children (Saturno devorando a su hijo) is an oil painting on plaster transported on canvas (146×83 cm) by Spanish painter Francisco Goya, made in 1821-1823 and kept at the Prado Museum in Madrid

-Print by Francisco Goya

Portrait or Desperate Man (circa 1843); oil on canvas, Gustave Coubert‘s private collection

Juditta and Holofernes is an oil painting on canvas (145×195 cm) made in about 1597 by the Italian painter Caravaggio

Depression by Louise Williams/Science Photo Library via Getty Images

Malinconia (in Norwegian Melankoli) is a series created by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch and composed of 5 canvases (1891-1896) and two woodcuts (1897-1902).

The Rage of Thomas Mustaki

The Alienated with the Monomania of Play is an oil painting on canvas made by Jean-Louis-Théodore Géricaultbetween 1822 and 1823. It is currently located at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

The Scream (original title: Skrik) is the name given to a series of famous paintings by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch.

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