Go Crystal Tears: The Art of Melancholy

Go Crystal Tears: The Art of Melancholy

In our modern times, melancholy is commonly considered to be a debilitating affliction, closely aligned to depression. However, the quiet introspection of melancholy was often associated with creativity in the past. This was especially prevalent in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when significant treatises, music and art were dedicated to the condition. Treading the thin line between madness and contentment, this live HENI Talk by lecturer and lutenist Adam Busiakiewicz, produced in association with The Arts Society, investigates why and how artists responded to this prevalent human experience.

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