Constructing New Realities: The Unique Vision of Artists with Schizophrenia

As English artist Louis Wain’s schizophrenia worsened, his adorable anthropomorphic cat drawings turned into psychedelic pet portraits full of bright colors and repeating patterns. All of a sudden, his calendar-ready artwork twisted into something uncomfortable and otherworldly. The change in Wain’s work is profound and brings into question how much his illness influenced his art.

 

Wain’s cat portraits changed as his schizophrenia grew more acute.

Wain’s cat portraits changed as his schizophrenia grew more acute.

See the full article at Dirge Magazine.

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