Anxiety Through Art

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Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers

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McLean, Brianna
ScholarWorks at University of Montana
francisco goya; louise bourgeois; salvador dalí; anxiety; art; art history; Modern Art and Architecture; Other History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
thesis / dissertation description
Artists Louise Bourgeois, Salvador Dalí, and Francisco de Goya were all successful artists who used their varying degrees of anxiety or fear to aid their work. In a survey of their lives, and a brief exploration of their work, one will come to understand the personal events that contributed to the fear-inducing tones of their art. Their willingness to air their personal grievances has given them credibility in the art world to this day.