Pathologizing the artist
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The period of 1880-1920 saw a rise in pathologizing the artist, the medicalization of creativity. Cesare Lombroso with The Man of Genius and Max Nordau's Degeneration were the first efforts in the field.
- "Max Nordau's Degeneration aims at being a literary nosology of the Decadent Movement, but it is completely discredited by its pseudo-erudition, its grossly positivist point of view, and its insincere moral tone."
- Mad Genius Controversy: Study in the Sociology of Deviance by George Becker
- Degenerate art
- Mad genius
- Creativity and madness
- Tortured artist
- Outside artist
- Divine madness
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