By Christopher Zara
Great artwork comes from nice pain.
Or that's the influence left by way of those haunting profiles. Pieced jointly, they shape a revealing mosaic of the inventive brain. It's like viewing an convey from the therapist's sofa as every one access delves into the psychological ache that afflicts the artist and impacts their art.
The scope of the artists lined is as diversified as their afflictions. inside of, you'll find not only the creators of the darkest of darkish literature, tune, and artwork. whereas it does display what daily challenge saved Poe's pen to paper and the early life disaster that saved Picasso on aspect, it additionally uncovers fabulous secrets and techniques of extra unexpectedly tormented artists. From Charles Schultz's unrequited like to J.K. Rowling's worry of loss of life, it's striking the deep-seeded problems that lie simply underneath the skin of our favourite art.
As a lot an appreciation of inventive genius as an available examine of the artistic psyche, Tortured Artists illustrates the truth that internal turmoil fuels the best work.
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