Is the concept of the mad artist a myth and can we divine something about the artist’s mental state through his or her work? What does our reaction to a painting say about our own internal life?
Explore the role of psychology in creativity through the lives of artists with Dr. Dan Gottlieb. He’ll look at Van Gogh’s struggle with mental illness and the emotional support that this legendary artist received from his brother.
Date and Time
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Joining Dr. Dan:
Deborah Heiligman is a National Book Award finalist. Her new book, Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers, will be out in April.
Jennifer Thompson is the PMA Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.
Sara Steele is a Philadelphia-based artist and activist.
This event will be taped for a Voices in the Family special to broadcast on WHYY-FM.
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