Mental illness

Mental illnesses are manifested in all time periods, only etiology and treatment have changed.

As doenças mentais são de todos os tempos, só variaram a etiologia e o tratamento.

Pieter Brueghel the Elder (ca 1525-1569)-‘mad Meg’-oil on panel-ca 1552     Antwerp-Museum Mayer van der Bergh

Auguste-François Biard (1799-1840)-‘madness of Charles VI, king of France’     Leipzig-Museum der Bildenden Kunst

Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet (1819-1877)-‘self portrait (the desperate man)’-ca 1845     Private collection

Tony Robert Fleury (1837-1912)-‘Philippe Pinel, releasing lunatics from their chains at the Salpêtrière’

William Hogarth (1697-1764)-‘the tortured poet’-oil on canvas-ca 1730     Birmingham-Museum and Art Gallery

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