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Emma Hauck

Emma Hauck

RUDOLF HORACEK (1915-1986) | Diagnosed as schizophrenic, he refused all communication. Sometimes he responded to a question but never “to the point”, turning his head away. From 1979 he drew regularly. Drawing became his only means of communication. His oval faces are divided horizontally and transversely. Each box seems to function as an autonomous cell that appears to have its own life, a drawing in itself, but also as a part of a whole.

RUDOLF HORACEK (1915-1986) | Diagnosed as schizophrenic, he refused all communication. Sometimes he responded to a question but never “to the point”, turning his head away. From 1979 he drew regularly. Drawing became his only means of communication. His oval faces are divided horizontally and transversely. Each box seems to function as an autonomous cell that appears to have its own life, a drawing in itself, but also as a part of a whole.

Letter to my husband, circa 1909, Emma Hauck while in a psychiatric hospital. She wrote over and over "Sweetheart come." Included in "Letters of Note" a collection of 125 of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, due to be published October 24th 2013.

Letter to my husband, circa 1909, Emma Hauck while in a psychiatric hospital. She wrote over and over "Sweetheart come." Included in "Letters of Note" a collection of 125 of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, due to be published October 24th 2013.

St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Wall of room in Ward Retreat 1. Reproductions made by a patient, a disturbed case of dementia precox [praecox?]; pin or fingernail used to scratch paint from wall, top coat of paint buff color, superimposed upon a brick red coat of paint. Pictures symbolize events in patient's past life and represent a mild state of mental regression. Undated, but likely early 20th century

St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Wall of room in Ward Retreat 1. Reproductions made by a patient, a disturbed case of dementia precox [praecox?]; pin or fingernail used to scratch paint from wall, top coat of paint buff color, superimposed upon a brick red coat of paint. Pictures symbolize events in patient's past life and represent a mild state of mental regression. Undated, but likely early 20th century

A portrait of despair. 1909,  Emma Hauck, age 30, was diagnosed with dementia. When determined to be incurable, Emma was transferred to Wiesloch asylum. She  passed away 11 years later, leaving a heartbreaking collection of letters all written obsessively in her hand.  Each desperate letter is directed at her absent husband, Mark, every page thick with overlapping text  “Herzensschatzi komm” (“Sweetheart come”) over and over; or the plea, “komm komm komm,” (“come come come”) thousands of…

A portrait of despair. 1909, Emma Hauck, age 30, was diagnosed with dementia. When determined to be incurable, Emma was transferred to Wiesloch asylum. She passed away 11 years later, leaving a heartbreaking collection of letters all written obsessively in her hand. Each desperate letter is directed at her absent husband, Mark, every page thick with overlapping text “Herzensschatzi komm” (“Sweetheart come”) over and over; or the plea, “komm komm komm,” (“come come come”) thousands of…

prinzhorn collection - Google Search

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Adolf Wölfli, a psychiatric patient. One of 3000 pages from his illustrated imaginary autobiography.

Adolf Wölfli, a psychiatric patient. One of 3000 pages from his illustrated imaginary autobiography.

CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford

CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford

Patient Artwork - Danvers State Insane Asylum

Patient Artwork - Danvers State Insane Asylum

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