Famous Artworks Inspired by Their Creators’ Nervous Breakdowns
The Stages of Schizophrenia - A 20th-century artist, Louis Wain, who was fascinated by cats, painted these pictures over a period of time in which he developed schizophrenia. The pictures mark progressive stages in the illness and exemplify what it does to the victim’s perception.
Louis Wain Wide Eyed Cat~Wain more than likely had Asperger syndrome (AS). Of particular note, ... while Wain's art takes on a more abstract nature as he grew older, his technique and skill as a painter did not diminish as one would expect from a schizophrenic. Moreover, elements of visual agnosia are demonstrated in his painting, a key element in some cases of AS. If Wain had visual agnosia, it may have manifested itself merely as an extreme attention to detail.