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Tortured Artists: From Picasso and Monroe to Warhol and Winehouse, the Twisted Secrets of the World's Most Creative Minds

by Christopher Zara Author and Robbie Lee Illustrator

Almost everyone is familiar with the stereotype of the tortured artist. Since time immemorial, it seems, the greatest artistic minds have been tormented, either by their own demons, by addiction, by mental illness, or by some other challenge. This book takes a long look at these tortured individuals, spanning the last few centuries to examine the ways in which writers, painters, actors, and other artists have dealt with the challenges facing them and created incredible art from out of their inner turmoil. Students of art history and casual appreciators of art alike will enjoy the insight gained from the perspective of the therapist's couch as they make their way through this book. 

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