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Art: the Beautiful, Revealing Agent for Mental Illness is aimed to present a thorough analysis of the relationship between art and mental illness. With this proposal, I show the hidden meanings behind some art works, The Starry Night and Kaleidoscope Cat V11, and how the importance of creation gives to others. Creation allows people with mental illness to express their personal experiences liberally on a medium, to potentially release their tension they may hold inside their mind. As my research proposal demonstrates, art provides individuals with a sense of unattachment from reality, by allowing them to freely express their mental instability without fear of judgement from outsiders. This proposal walks through the necessary background, methodology, and literature review with a creative lens in mind. One key argument my proposal suggests is that traditional therapy is not always realistic for all people. As a whole, my research contributes towards the bigger conversation between mental illness and available options for people who may not have access to traditional therapy. Art therapy creates a realistic bridge to cross for those people.
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Newmoyer, Stella G., "Art: the Beautiful, Relieving Agent for Mental Illness" (2022). Composition Exemplars. 2.