Louis Wain’s cats as he progressed into schizophrenia.

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PostThu Nov 15, 2012 10:40 pm » by Poooooot


Louis Wain was a successful English artist who began to paint cats exclusively, after extensively painting his dying wife’s cat. He then made a living on children’s books and illustrations of anthropomorphic cats often parodying everyday life. After about 30 years he began to suffer from schizophrenia, theorized to be precipitated by toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that can be contracted from cats. After he became too paranoid and violent for his sisters to care for, he was institutionalized at the relatively pleasant Napsbury Hospital , with a garden and colony of cats. Over the next 15 years, he continued to paint cats in increasingly psychedelic depictions.

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PostThu Nov 15, 2012 10:48 pm » by Phaeton


Gddmn.
Shouldnt that be 'Louis Wain's cats as he progressed into an acid trip'?

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PostThu Nov 15, 2012 10:51 pm » by Spock


Sort of reminds me of Alex Gray

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PostThu Nov 15, 2012 10:57 pm » by Ufosarus


Phaeton wrote:Gddmn.
Shouldnt that be 'Louis Wain's cats as he progressed into an acid trip'?

:think:



hmmm.while were on a weird note! i dont know wether i like that song in ur sig or really hate it :headscratch:

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PostThu Nov 15, 2012 11:16 pm » by Phaeton


Ufosarus wrote:
Phaeton wrote:Gddmn.
Shouldnt that be 'Louis Wain's cats as he progressed into an acid trip'?

:think:



hmmm.while were on a weird note! i dont know wether i like that song in ur sig or really hate it :headscratch:


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PostThu Nov 15, 2012 11:19 pm » by Ufosarus


Phaeton wrote:
Ufosarus wrote:
Phaeton wrote:Gddmn.
Shouldnt that be 'Louis Wain's cats as he progressed into an acid trip'?

:think:



hmmm.while were on a weird note! i dont know wether i like that song in ur sig or really hate it :headscratch:


Thank you for that information.

ur welcome :lol:

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PostThu Nov 15, 2012 11:23 pm » by SamueltheLion


thank you for posting those drawings
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PostThu Nov 15, 2012 11:29 pm » by Spock


I wonder if all his work turned that symmetrical as the schizophrenia ran it's course.

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PostFri Nov 16, 2012 12:06 am » by Shemagh


Spock wrote:I wonder if all his work turned that symmetrical as the schizophrenia ran it's course.


Definate change! but some of the earlier stuff, cat's on hind legs, in human mode etc....... I don't know.


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PostFri Nov 16, 2012 1:19 am » by Imnottheone


Great thread. I'm doing a little more reading on this for sure. So far, some think that he may have had Aspergers (sp.) syndrome. Coming down with schizophrenia at a late age is rare, but I suspect the same for aspergers. Either way, the are records of his personality change. Quite interesting indeed. :cheers:



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