Friday 13 November 2015

A Bedlam Artist

The Bethlem Museum Of The Mind in south London is showing a major retrospective of the art of Richard Dadd, a promising young artist whose work was shown at the Royal Academy. Here is a detail from his circular painting Puck (1841) which depicts naked people dancing round the mischievous elf from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 1843 Dadd murdered his own father in a psychotic episode and was locked up in Bedlam, where he continued to paint. The Art Of Bedlam: Richard Dodd runs till 6 February 2016 (CLICK).


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