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Distorting the art scene through Monet ’s cataractic lens  

  Ever tried picking up a brush to sketch whatever visions dance inside your mind? Ever tried going against the grain, diving into something n...

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The eerie death of Edgar Allan Poe

Everybody knows that Edgar Allan Poe was a cheery old fellow. Happiest of chaps, chirpiest of writers. Throw those tired eyes of yours on those crusty...

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Dancing with the devil: Vaslav Nijinski and schizophrenia

Is it possible to separate the artistic expression from the artist and from the tangles of his schizophrenic mind? Are there any conclusions to be dra...

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Revisiting history. Was Abraham Lincoln clinically depressed?

Uncovering the cold hard truth of day is rarely easy. Uncovering the cold hard truth of day of past times is even harder. Disentangling it from the im...

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“God is dead”: Friedrich Nietzsche. “Nietzsche has cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy”: God

As old as the classic joke about God punishing Nietzsche for having made his infamous claim that religion no longer serves a meaningful purpose in soc...

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For Frida Kahlo, art was better than any painkiller

Pain is an inextricable part of life. Be it physical or otherwise, no one seems to have found a way to escape its grasp yet. And for some reason we se...

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Thomas Edison, the partially deaf inventor of the phonograph

Edison’s name is recognized for a number of reasons. First and foremost he is attributed with the invention of the most common household objects...

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Edvard Munch’s neurotic scream

Phobias and creativity. Pain and expression of pain. Anxiety and art. Why must they stand so closely side by side? Is pain an essential prerequisite o...

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Not even hearing loss could put a stop to Beethoven’s music

Beethoven’s name needs no introduction. Centuries later, his works are still instantly recognizable. The magnitude of his specific sound has influen...

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Lady Diana’s royal pains: bulimia and depression

Lady Di, Great Britain’s former sweetheart would have celebrated her 54th birthday this year, had it not been for her tragic accident in Paris, ...

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Charles Darwin surviving the fittest form of cycling vomiting syndrome

Charles Darwin, a name with unquestionable resounding quality, has changed the course of scientific history as we know it. Equally loved and hated, ac...

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Beliefs above regrets: Bob Marley and melanoma

Music, spirituality, the 70’s, Jamaican culture and ganja. Now, what could be missing? Reggae music perhaps, and yes, the one that spread it thr...

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