I remember when my interest in psychoanalysis first sparked. I was a high school student when I read the Bulgarian edition of Freud’s “Interpretation of Dreams” for the first time. I remember the outlandish works of art on the book cover – naked bodies, mythical creatures, dark and provocative drawings.
The truth is, art and creativity has always been and will always be a part of the psychoanalytic cure. We strive to find ways to symbolize our internal experiences in a way accessible to other human beings so that we can share and try to relate what’s working within our minds and bodies.
Sometimes, pictures speak louder than words and I always encourage my clients to tap into their creativity, whatever that may be.
Here are 10 art images that make me think of psychoanalysis and the unconscious:
Is art a part of your life at all? Please, share your thoughts about the images above.