The Dark Side Of Creativity: Depression + Anxiety X Madness = Genius?

The Dark Side Of Creativity  Depressiond(CNN) — Celebrated Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s life was fraught with anxiety and hallucinations.

The painter, who died 70 years ago today, created one of the most recognized masterpieces in history, “The Scream”, which came to him in a sinister vision as he stood on the edges of Oslofjord.

“The sun began to set – suddenly the sky turned blood red,” he wrote. “I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an endless scream passing through nature.”

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