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Beetz, Christian

Between Madness and Art the Prinzhorn Collection Un film por Christian Beetz - Brooklyn (Nueva York, Estados Unidos) Icarus Films 2007 - 1 DVD (75 minutos)

What is the link between psychological states and the creative process? Is there a relationship between psychosis and the artistic impulse? What can art works produced by mental patients tell us about artistic genius? Can art therapy be helpful in the treatment of the mentally ill? The film examines these issues through the story of Dr. Hans Prinzhorn (1886-1933), a German student of psychiatry and art history. As Director of the Heidelberg Psychiatric Clinic in the 1920s, he was fascinated by the beauty and expressiveness of the drawings, paintings and sculptures of his schizophrenic patients. He began to study and preserve this art, eventually writing a seminal study, Artistry of the Mentally Ill, and by the time of his death had organized the largest collection of its type in the world. The film tells this remarkable story through archival footage, profiles of Prinzhorn's patient-artists, footage of their art works, and interviews with psychotherapists, doctors, artists, curators, two contemporary outpatient artists and the collection's current director [Tomado de envase]

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Prinzhorn, Hans 1886-1933

Psicoanálisis y arte
Arte como terapia
Enfermedades mentales
Artistas --Aspectos psicológícos
Esquizofrenia --Estudio de casos