By Esther Dreifuss-Kattan
Art and Mourning explores the connection among creativity and the paintings of self-mourning within the lives of twentieth century artists and thinkers. The position of inventive and artistic endeavours is recognized inside psychoanalytic circles in aiding to heal within the face of private loss, trauma, and mourning.?
In this booklet, Esther Dreifuss-Kattan, a psychoanalyst, artwork therapist and artist - analyses the paintings of significant modernist and modern artists and thinkers via a psychoanalytic lens. In coming to phrases with their very own mortality, figures like Albert Einstein, Louise Bourgeois, Paul Klee, Eva Hesse and others have been capable of entry formerly unknown reserves of inventive power of their past due works, in addition to a brand new therapeutic event of time outdoors of the continual temporality of daily life.
Dreifuss-Kattan explores what we will find out about utilizing the artistic procedure to stand and paintings via anxious and painful reports of loss. Art and Mourning will encourage psychoanalysts and psychotherapists to appreciate the facility of creative expression in reworking loss and traumas into perseverance, survival and gain.
Art and Mourning offers a brand new viewpoint on trauma and should attract psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, psychologists, medical social staff and psychological medical examiners, in addition to artists and paintings historians.
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