Dr. Dan Gottlieb explores the role of psychology in creativity through the lives of artists. He looks at Van Gogh’s struggle with mental illness and the emotional support that this legendary artist received from his brother. A museum curator gives us some historical context and later in the show Dr. Dan talks to a local artist about the role her art work had in her recovery from post-traumatic stress.
Taped before a live audience at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with guests:
Deborah Heiligman is a National Book Award finalist. Her new book, Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers, published by Macmillian draws on the 658 letters between the two.
Jennifer Thompson is the PMA Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.
Sara Steele is a Philadelphia-based artist and activist.