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Psychiatry in pictures
July 18, 2007 1:54 PM   Subscribe

Psychiatry in Pictures is a monthly feature of The British Journal of Psychiatry which often demonstrates art created by the psychopathologically afflicted. Other installments include portraits of important figures in the history of psychiatry, paintings drawn during art therapy, and photographs of (quite inhumane) psychiatric treatments.
posted by charmston (15 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

Apologies for tinyurl-ing many of the links; most were between 250-400 characters each.
posted by charmston at 1:54 PM on July 18, 2007

So? It's not as though we're typing them in ourselves. The tinyurls will stop working soon, and then this post will be useless in the archives.

I hope one of the admins fixes the links because aside from that, this is an interesting post. Thanks.
posted by Evstar at 2:02 PM on July 18, 2007

I've fixed 'em. Evstar is right on—tinyurl-style links just mask content/destination information (and might cease functioning some day), and we aren't hurting for space.
posted by cortex at 2:11 PM on July 18, 2007

I agree with Evstar. Although I have on thINg to say. It defINitely is an INteresting post about paINtings, but the test on that INternet page is a tad hard on the eyes. I'm just sayINg.... :)
posted by Debaser626 at 2:54 PM on July 18, 2007

On the other hand, nice post. There's some really interesting art here.
posted by nevercalm at 2:57 PM on July 18, 2007

Oh and leting you know that these links don't work, so don't try clicking on them. No internet page will be displayed in your window

(seriously, good post though) those paintings were awesome
posted by Debaser626 at 2:57 PM on July 18, 2007

what's with all the 'in' highlighting? Is this something only a tech-geek or MeFi mod would understand?
posted by docpops at 3:03 PM on July 18, 2007

I sure as hell don't get it.
posted by cortex at 3:10 PM on July 18, 2007

For some reason, all the instances of the letters "in" are written in red on a bunch of the linked pages in the post, whereas the rest of the text is in black. As Debaser626 points out, this is disconcerting, to say the least.
posted by infinitywaltz at 3:15 PM on July 18, 2007

Awesome post, thanks for the great resource.
posted by Mavri at 3:18 PM on July 18, 2007

Ah! I hadn't noticed that. It's almost certainly highlighted search term matches as embedded in the urls that got charmston to the individual pages in the first place.
posted by cortex at 3:18 PM on July 18, 2007

Very interesting site.

Legendary Victorian example: Richard Dadd.
posted by thomas j wise at 3:52 PM on July 18, 2007

Lets not forget dear Louis Wain who went mad whilst painting the lolcats of his day.
posted by isopraxis at 4:01 PM on July 18, 2007 [1 favorite]

Lets not forget dear Louis Wain who went mad whilst painting the lolcats of his day. of whom is a member of our own little community here at Metafilter.
posted by infinitywaltz at 4:20 PM on July 18, 2007

Sigh, why can't I draw? Why can't I paint? I wish I had some kind of artistic ability but I don't. I've tried so hard ... so hard but I never seem to get any better. It's like anyone can draw better than me and I will never get as good as them no matter how hard I try. I might as well kill myself.
posted by redteam at 5:34 PM on July 18, 2007

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