Using artwork to understand the experience of mental illness: Mainstream artists and Outsider artists

@inproceedings{Rustin2008UsingAT,
  title={Using artwork to understand the experience of mental illness: Mainstream artists and Outsider artists},
  author={Terry A. Rustin},
  booktitle={Psycho-social medicine},
  year={2008}
}
OBJECTIVE Artwork and psychiatric disorders are often linked. Accomplished artists with psychiatric disorders express themselves and their emotional distress through their works, and art therapists use the visual arts to help clients understand their problems and cope with them. There have been a number of psychiatric patients with no previous art training who produced artwork that many consider museum-worthy (Art Brut, or Outsider Art.) For the past two years, I have used artwork in another… CONTINUE READING