Where Did the Cliché of the Suffering Artist Come From?

Myths of writers and artists that go back centuries

Photo by Amauri Mejía on Unsplash

Why is this picture of the artist/writer so seductive, and why has it lasted so long?

Love, sex and suffering

Does it matter if these stereotypes persist?

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Art historian, critic, novelist, artist. Author of How To Read Paintings: https://www.chrisjoneswrites.co.uk/how-to-read-paintings/

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