Truth.Beauty.Freedom.Love

  • Anna Kenneally

The idea of the tortured or suffering artist stems from Durer’s Melancholia, in which the subject is sat with all the tools of her trade but appears inert. She has the humour of Melancholia, depicted by a shadow across her face. This was the first notion of the artist as exiled and as in sufferance, changing the whole dynamic of how artists were perceived.