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Du Moi au Dessin : l'expression plastique de la folie

Abstract : Artistic creation is often associated unjustly with madness, this black whole where suffering reigns. This research is based on the expression of “The madness, the absence of artwork" by Michel Foucault and studies the notion of madness as an obstacle to creation. Far from any undeserved compliments which have been attributed to this vastand equivocal notion throughout the history, from Erasmus to Surrealism, this thesis is undertaken to reflect on the features and functions of creative artwork in case of insanity. A historical look at the representation of madness in Western art will shed light on the artist's position regarding his mental or collective alienation. Thus, through an in-depth study of different artistic paths influenced by mental disorders, this thesis sketches the artist’s path from the psychotic disorder to his attempt at recovery through creation. Considering the links between psychic state and drawing in my own artwork, I raise question of the social responsibility of a troubling work in the contemporary world.
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Haleh Zahedi. Du Moi au Dessin : l'expression plastique de la folie. Art et histoire de l'art. Université de Strasbourg, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018STRAC017⟩. ⟨tel-02058741⟩

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