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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 inventive endeavours is famous inside of psychoanalytic circles in assisting to heal within the face of non-public loss, trauma, and mourning.?


In this ebook, Esther Dreifuss-Kattan, a psychoanalyst, paintings 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 in a position to entry formerly unknown reserves of artistic strength of their past due works, in addition to a brand new therapeutic event of time open air of the continual temporality of daily life.


Dreifuss-Kattan explores what we will be able to know about utilizing the artistic technique to stand and paintings via worrying and painful studies of loss. Art and Mourning will encourage psychoanalysts and psychotherapists to appreciate the ability of creative expression in reworking loss and traumas into perseverance, survival and gain.


Art and Mourning offers a brand new viewpoint on trauma and may attract psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, psychologists, medical social staff and psychological medical examiners, in addition to artists and artwork historians.

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