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No Labels #084

Statement: Edvard Munch feared inheriting a mental illness that ran in his family. Perhaps he discovered relief while he was painting, because in the creative process you can only be in the moment. Having the feeling of living in the moment is like walking in gold dust after having been in a dark, damp and lonely prison cell.

No Labels #222

Statement: Francesco Goya's preoccupation with insanity and the treatment of the mentally ill was perhaps a reflection of his declining mental health and psychical state in his latter years. He captured the torments of the mind, yet the freedom of imagination in a way that speaks to us all.