More about Gestures

Artistry of the Mentally Ill As I discussed yesterday, the first few pages of Artistry of the Mentally Ill, by Hans Prinzhorn set up the criteria for viewing pictorial artwork by those who had been institutionalized for mental illness. Dr. Prinzhorn was uniquely qualified to investigate this subject, having been an art historian before becoming […]

Gestaltung

Artistry of the Mentally Ill I checked out Artistry of the Mentally Ill,  by Hans Prinzhorn from the library a couple of weeks ago. I just started reading it. It promises to be a storehouse of information relevant to understanding human creativity. Prinzhorn (1) was an art historian as well as a psychiatrist and expanded […]