HANS PRINZHORN ARTISTRY OF THE MENTALLY ILL PDF

Artistry of the Mentally Ill: a contribution to the psychology and psychopathology of configuration German : Bildnerei der Geisteskranken: ein Beitrag zur Psychologie und Psychopathologie der Gestaltung is a book by psychiatrist Hans Prinzhorn , known as the work that launched the field of psychiatric art. It was the first attempt to analyze the drawings of the mentally ill not merely psychologically, but also aesthetically. In the book, Prinzhorn presents the works of ten " schizophrenic masters", now housed in Prinzhorn Collection at the University Hospital Heidelberg , with in-depth aesthetic analysis of each and also full-color reproductions of their work. These ten masters were birth names in parentheses : [1]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Artistry of the Mentally Ill: a contribution to the psychology and psychopathology of configuration German : Bildnerei der Geisteskranken: ein Beitrag zur Psychologie und Psychopathologie der Gestaltung is a book by psychiatrist Hans Prinzhorn , known as the work that launched the field of psychiatric art.

It was the first attempt to analyze the drawings of the mentally ill not merely psychologically, but also aesthetically. In the book, Prinzhorn presents the works of ten " schizophrenic masters", now housed in Prinzhorn Collection at the University Hospital Heidelberg , with in-depth aesthetic analysis of each and also full-color reproductions of their work. These ten masters were birth names in parentheses : [1]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Categories : non-fiction books Books about visual art Works about outsider art Visual art book stubs.

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Artistry of the Mentally Ill

Hans Prinzhorn was a psychiatrist and art historian who had worked with Emil Kraepelin at the University of Heidleberg on a collection of art by mentally disturbed patients. By , when Prinzhorn left Heidleberg, this collection had grown to include over works by about patients. Prinzhorn was interested in the borderline between psychiatry and art, mental illness and self-expression, and his work became very influential among artists, especially the Expressionists and Surrealists, with their interest in self expression and in visualising the working of the unconscious mind. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.

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Prinzhorn's groundbreaking study, the first of its kind, gained much attention in avant-garde circles of the time, interesting artists such as Paul Klee, Max Ernst, and Jean Dubuffet. In the s, the latter went on to coin the term Art Brut Raw Art , which along with the related concept of Outsider Art, has continued to capture the public interest, to the point where it has today some might say ironically become a successful art marketing category in its own right. Prinzhorn had a varied life. Born in Westphalia in , he became a student of philosophy and art history, before studying music in London. After this he turned to medicine, training as a psychiatrist in

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It's an enduring irony of art history: artists whose work has come to define high culture are often characterized by various mental health issues. But the artwork of ordinary, anonymous people who struggle with those same issues is regarded as therapy, maybe, or a diversion, or a meaningless form of busy work. As Michel Foucault demonstrated in Madness and Civilization , institutions sprung over the course of modern European history to quarantine certain classes of people from the rest of society, even if it is troublingly clear to many of us that the distinctions cannot hold—hence, perhaps, the morbid fascination with the madness of famous professional artists. Against the grain, the book granted voice to the previously marginalised: those incarcerated, those deemed insane, those suffering under poverty, those untrained, those in the wrong type of institution.

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Artistry of the Mentally Ill: A Contribution to the Psychology and Psychopathology of Configuration

In , he became assistant to Karl Wilmanns at the psychiatric hospital of the University of Heidelberg. With the war, the collection fell into neglect and was largely forgotten until the early s, when it was restored and catalogued. Looking at the works is fascinating and disturbing at the same time. Hans Prinzhorn was a self-dramatist, mainly interested in proving his aesthetic theory via the art of the patients.

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