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Art and Images in Psychiatry
Nov 2011

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011;68(11):1090. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.143

Paul and his ferocious egotism surpass all human comprehension and what irritates me most is that he considers himself a“martyr to art.”—Enough—let him flee. . . . —Mette Gauguin toÉmile Schuffenecker, January 31 [?], 18961(p268)

I worked all day and night that whole month with an incredible fever. . . . I shall never do anything better . . . my vision was so clear that all haste of execution vanishes and life surges up. It doesn't stink of models, of technique, or pretended rules. . . . —Paul Gauguin to Daniel de Monfreid, February 18982(p168)

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