Depression impacts many people, including artists. A fairly long list of visual artists who died by suicide includes photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971), painters Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), Mark Rothko (1903-1970), Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), and possibly Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). From listing: Artists Who Committed Suicide. Creating art can be a powerful way to deal with depression […]
mental health and artists
“Writing is so difficult, that if it doesn’t heal you in the doing of it it isn’t worth the trouble.”
That is a quote by massage therapist, author, artist and teacher Cynthia Waring.
In her book and one-woman play, both titled “Bodie…
Lena Dunham is the creator, executive producer, and one of the stars of the HBO series “Girls” about four young women living in New York. She bases the acclaimed show on many of her own experiences. In a newspaper interview, she was asked, “How do you manage an awareness of the pitfalls of your age […]
“I sit down religiously every morning. In the course of a working day of eight hours, I write three sentences, which I erase before leaving the table in despair. The effort I put out should give birth to Masterpieces as big as mountains, and it brings forth a ridiculous mouse now and then.” That is […]
How does our emotional and mental health impact our creativity? This is a selection of a few articles from many more on The Creative Mind network of sites, plus other sources. ~ ~ “The work talks about what people don’t talk about – what people are afraid to say.” That is a quote by Clara Lieu, […]