Modern Medical Analysis of Famous Artists

Vincent van Gogh and Jackson Pollock suffered from depression and alcoholism. Frida Kahlo contracted polio at age six, which left her right leg thinner than the left. Dale Chihuly was blinded in one eye after a car accident and had to re-learn his glass-making art. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec suffered from congenital health conditions traditionally attributed to inbreeding. After a stroke left him paralyzed, Chuck Close had to re-invent his form of painting. Many artists have met the challenges of mental and physical illness and continued to produce artwork. For some, their art is their therapy. This course will explore some modern diagnosis of famous artists and we'll discover how the artists coped with their impairments.