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Descent into madness: Louis Wain—the progression of his schizophrenia

In the final years of his life, Wain’s cats became more abstract and less whimsical. His once playful cats began to resemble fearsome, almost kaleidoscopic, Hindu deities. Many psychological textbooks feature drawings from various stages in the artist’s career to show the progression of Wain’s schizophrenia.

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May 12, 2011 - Posted by | cats, Sad


  1. If the first five were how the media report stories, I would say (left to right): Newspaper, Radio, Television News, Cable TV, the Internet.

    Comment by Wayne Harrison | May 12, 2011

  2. I believe we may be kindred spirits, Wayne. 😉

    Comment by oldstersview | May 12, 2011

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