Just watched this documentary on Sky Art.
RADIO TIMES REVIEW by Gill Crawford For hundreds of years, artists have portrayed aspects of madness. It’s inspired many, from Hieronymus Bosch to Francisco Goya and Edvard Munch. Then, of course, there are the artists who’ve had their own experiences of mental ill health, like van Gogh and lesser known “outsider artists” like Adolf Wölfli and Bryan Charnley. Directed by Amélie Ravalec, this documentary explores the darker side of the human imagination through art movements from the Renaissance to surrealism. Tapping into their unconscious affected artists’ work in myriad ways, and a range of neuroscientists, art historians and curators are on hand to debate the highs and lows of “mad” art.
SUMMARY An exploration of visionary artists and the creative impulse, from Flemish masters of the Renaissance to the avant-garde movement of surrealism and the unsung geniuses of Art Brut. Featuring the work of artists Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco Goya, Vincent Van Gogh, William Blake, Edvard Munch and Salvador Dali, alongside interviews with art historians, artists, museum curators, psychiatrists and neuroscientists.
Really worth checking out.