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Looking at Art with Campbell and Jung


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A psychiatrist and mythologist walked into an art gallery together. They are the wise sherpas pointing out new ways of “seeing” the brushstrokes as soul stirring messages. Why do I turn to Dr. Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and Joseph Campbell, the mythologist, when I’m looking at art? In addition to his lifelong clinical practice, Jung […]

Art: The Painter and the Psychiatrist.


creativity, art, novels about artists, unconscious, subconscious, psyche, Edward Hopper, Carl Jung, Freud, Dali, Norman Rockwell, De Chirico, Joseph Campbell, Surrealism

I’ve always loved the paintings of Edward Hopper. I remember seeing a major retrospective of his work at the MoMA a number of years ago. When I sat before Night Hawks for perhaps twenty minutes, my daughter asked me, “What are you seeing?” What a terrific question! For a long time, I’ve wondered if my […]