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Art and Images in Psychiatry
May 2008

The Camden Town Murder(or What Shall We Do About the Rent?)

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2008;65(5):496. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.65.5.496

Words are an impure medium; better far to have been born into the silent kingdom of paint . . . [Sickert] likes to set his characters in motion, to watch them in action . . . The figures are motionless, of course, but each has been seized in a moment of crisis; it is difficult to look at them and not invent a plot, to hear what they are saying.—Virginia Woolf1(p23)

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