I was thinking about how some of the greatest artists of our time created magnificent works of art through different diseases, sight impairments and numerous other disabalizing illnesses. I recently have been sick for the past week, unable to attend classes, pretty much unable to get out of bed and have been struggling to get my simple are projects done let alone call them works of art. I've asked myself the question "How did these guys do it?" "How did Renoir paint with his crippling arthritis?" "How did Degas and Monet and Van Gogh create their amazing pieces of work when they could hardly see?" I found this website that has some information about some of the famous artists and their health conditions. When looking at some of these artists work a person thinks that it is pure genius. They must live in a fantasy world and have so many beautiful things in there lives. When you learn about their lives you find that fantasy isn't the case at all but that they do live in the real world and do have medical conditions, but despite
their illness they've created some of the greatest works of art in all of history.
Van Gogh "Wheat Field Under Clouded Sky"
Renoir "Apples and Flowers"
Edgar Degas "Dancers in Blue"