“Arts, sciences & all crafts are worship….
if it is prompted by the highest motives & the will to do service to humanity.” Baha’i
How do we express the inexpressible? I believe it is only through creativity and the arts that feelings can powerfully be shared. That is what makes music, dance, painting, poetry, any form of creative expression, a personal signature of who we are and how we feel.
The Scream by Edvard Munch, circa 1893 (WebMuseum at ibiblio via Wikimedia Commons)
“One evening I was walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord below. I felt tired and ill. I stopped and looked out over the fjord—the sun was setting, and the clouds turning blood-red. I sensed a scream passing through nature; it seemed to me that I heard the scream. I painted this picture, painted the clouds as actual blood. The color shrieked. This became The Scream.”-Evdard Munch
“Depersonalization [disorder], a serious disruption in a persons thoughts or sensations about their individual self, understandably alters their entire world…Alienation, isolation, and altered perceptions have for centuries served as themes for the visual arts, particularly modern art. Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream depicts the essence of a private hell and detachment from all things outside of one’s self.”-Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder And the Loss of the Self by Daphne Simeon & Jeffrey Abugel
Full article is excellent. Click here: a-brief-history-of-mental-illness-in-art