ART AND MOURNING
The Role of Creativity in Healing Trauma and Loss

ESTHER DREIFUSS-KATTAN
208pp 53 ILLUS (16 COLOUR) 2016 LIST PRICE: £36.99 (P) AB07

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The role of artistic and creative endeavours is well-known in helping to heal in the face of personal loss, trauma and mourning. This book explores the relationship between creativity and the work of self-mourning in the lives of major twentieth-century artists and thinkers. In coming to terms with their own mortality, figures like Albert Einstein, Alberto Giacometti, Louise Bourgeois, Rainer Maria Rilke, Paul Klee, Eva Hesse, René Magritte, Lucian Freud and others were able to access previously unknown reserves of creative energy in their late works, as well as a new healing experience of time outside the temporality of everyday life.