How Neurological Disease Can Affect an Artist’s Work

  title={How Neurological Disease Can Affect an Artist’s Work},
  author={Alan E. H. Emery},
  journal={Practical Neurology},
  pages={366 - 371}
  • A. Emery
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Art
  • Practical Neurology
INTRODUCTION A great deal has been written about the relationship between art and disease. Apart from the depiction of diseases in works of art, a subject often generating considerable debate, there is also the problem of how disease can influence what an artist paints, and particularly how it is painted. This has been much researched with regard to psychiatric conditions (MacGregor 1989; Jamison 1993) and eye disease (Trevor-Roper 1988), as well as to various disabling conditions (Sandblom… 

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