Art Therapy via Catharsis



Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Life in Health 2019 : Research and Practice
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords catharsis; art therapy; art; sanity; medical treatment; Aristotle
Description Contemporary art therapy focuses primarily on overcoming mental and health problems. Simultaneously, from philosophical and aesthetic point of view these sanity factors have naturally led to one of the central concepts of art theory in ancient Greece, namely catharsis. The aim of this paper is to emphasize some connections among above mentioned sanity facors and catharsis as well as to mention their role in art therapy nowadays.
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