“This is where I come from, this is where I am now, and here is my universe’ ~ Tralbaut (2)
The Colourful Life and Death of Mr Van Gogh.
USING ARTWORK TO UNDERSTAND EPILEPSY
An analysis of van Gogh’s epilepsy and emotionality must not obscure the fact that this great artist also had great strengths (4).
TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY
Neurologist, Dr David Bear had seen Van Gogh’s art as ‘Reflecting philosophical and spiritual questing’
Van Gogh was born with a brain lesion’ and had a genetic predisposition to epilepsy and suffered from seizures which doctors, including Dr. Felix Rey and Dr. Peyron, believed to be caused by temporal lobe epilepsy.
‘In general, people with epileptic activity in the left hemisphere write and people with right brain epileptic activity engage in the visual arts, such as drawing, painting…
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