Edvard Munch watched his mother and his sister die when he was pretty young, and people feel this childhood trauma lead to alot of his emotional disorders. He had a personal P-Doc who had him scheduled into pysch facilities, but once there, Munch would just paint and refuse all forms of treatment, particlularly E.S.T. he felt that if he was 'free' of the pain of his mental illness that his creativity would dry up, and as painting was his life, he chose to suffer and make art, rather than seek proper help and give up his greatest passion.
He was only one of my artists for my grad thesis, but he was the one i identified with the most. Jackson Pollock and Van Gough were also incredibly unstable pyschologically, with documented diagnosed mental health issues. they also refused treatment. Now that i teach (art and english) i have limited time for my own art, but i paint, use mixed media and i do alot of old school darkroom photography.
p.s Twisted if you are interested i can email you the short, brief abridged version of my paper.
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS, Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo, Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.