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 function of inventive and artistic endeavours is famous inside psychoanalytic circles in aiding to heal within the face of non-public 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 artistic power of their overdue works, in addition to a brand new therapeutic adventure of time outdoors of the continual temporality of daily life.
Dreifuss-Kattan explores what we will find out about utilizing the inventive method to stand and paintings via tense and painful reports of loss. Art and Mourning will encourage psychoanalysts and psychotherapists to appreciate the ability of inventive expression in remodeling loss and traumas into perseverance, survival and gain.
Art and Mourning offers a brand new point of view on trauma and should entice psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, psychologists, medical social employees and psychological medical examiners, in addition to artists and artwork historians.
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