The saying goes that art imitates life. When visiting Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, however, the roles are reversed. Lidia Cockerell discusses the VR exhibition and how digitalisation can shed new light on our understanding of art.
Austin Taylor discusses the link between art and mental health, and looks at the potentially harmful motif of the ‘tortured artist’.
Picture the scene: your creative writing deadline is rapidly approaching, you’ve completely run out of ideas, and then the internet tells you that Ernest Hemingway – one of America’s most celebrated writers – once said: “write drunk, edit sober”. In such desperate (hypothetical) circumstances, you’d perhaps be forgiven for thinking that it might just work. […]