Why do they paint?

The work of the mentally ill from the collection of Dr Andrzej Janicki

A. Markowska, A. Klimczak-Dobrzaniecka, A. Janicki

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The catalogue accompanied the exhibition of the same title, prepared by the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw in collaboration with Dr Andrzej Janicki, presented in the museum between 27th August and 11th October 2015. The drawings and paintings presented at the exhibition and in the catalogue come from the collection of Dr Andrzej Janicki, a long-term director of the Regional Hospital for Mental Diseases in Stronie Slaskie. The book contains reproductions of works by several hundred patients of Dr Andrzej Janicki and critical texts by professor Anna Markowska, mgr Alicja Klimczak-Dobrzaniecka and Dr Janicki. In addition, it also includes the stories of nine of the artists written by Dr Janicki, describing the course of their disease, therapy and the very work.