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Art and Images in Psychiatry
March 2014

Carnival of the HarlequinJoan Miró

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Developmental Neuropsychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Psychiatry. 2014;71(3):226-227. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.2717

In an age marked by an absence of both societal myth and spiritual beliefs, Miró’s art puts the viewer in touch with the cosmic and mythological forces at work in the universe.

Joseph J. Schildkraut, MD1(p126)

The only thing that interests me is the spirit itself. …The only reason I abide by the rules of pictorial art is because they are essential to expressing what I feel. …I’m only interested in anonymous art, the kind that springs from the collective unconscious.

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