Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists

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Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, Jan 1, 2007 - Medical - 240 pages
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More on the relationship between brain disease and creativity Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists - Part 2' presents more writers, philosophers, musicians, painters and film directors who developed some form of neurological dysfunction and whose style and output changed following a stroke or other cerebral disorder. Mozart, Baudelaire, de Kooning, Proust, F ssli, Heine, Fellini, Visconti and others are all striking examples of how extraordinary creativity can be challenged and modified or destroyed and restored, all within the drama of a disease. When brain disease challenges the capabilities of artists, the changes that subsequently occur in their work provide a unique opportunity to explore the mysteries of creativity. This may also lead to a better understanding on how certain artists developed, particularly when the course of a disease corresponds with what is generally recognized as a new chapter in their work. This book offers a fascinating read for neurologists, psychiatrists, general physicians and anybody interested in art, literature, music and film.
 

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Contents

Painting after RightHemisphere Stroke Case Studies of Professional Artists
1
SelfPortraiture in Brain Damage
14
Integrating Hemineglect and Spatial Distortions
30
From Left Social Neorealism to RightHemisphere Stroke
44
De novo Artistic Behaviour following Brain Injury
75
The Neurological Story of a Life
89
Heinrich Heine and Syphilis
105
From Poetry to Cursing
121
Persisting AphasiaCerebral Dominance and Painting in the Famous Artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd
169
Mozart in the Neurological Department Who Has the Tic?
184
Creativity and Neurological Disease in a Famous Pianist and Conductor
193
A Neurological Connection
206
The Hallucinating Art of Heinrich Füssli
223
Author Index
236
Subject Index
237
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The Syndromeas in de Kooning of Creating in the Midst of Dementia
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