Aside from Van Gogh – there would not be many names that immediately spring to mind when we think about Madness and Expressionist art. We will take a deeper look into this in this exhibition into Art and Madness.
This was an important topic in German expressionism around the period of 1905-1935. At times of social and cultural change, and torment; this can be very taxing on mental health. The expressionists were constantly finding ways to fight the mainstream and oppose the extreme views of the time. Naturally, Germany in the time of the rise of Fascism would have been a hard place to be anyone ‘different’ or not fitting in. We have paintings, and sketches from this turbulent era showing the brave artists that paved the way to be their true selves even in times of adversity.
We have Alfred Kubin works and more.