Friday Night Flicks: Van Gogh – Challenging the ‘Tortured Genius’ Myth

It was Mental Health Week in Canada last week. This is Mental Health Awareness Week in Britain, and it is Mental Health Month in the USA. Tonight’s flick, produced for the Tate Gallery, examines attitudes relating to mental health and looks at the life of Vincent van Gogh.



If you, or someone you know, is affected by the content of this video, you might do some research this weekend to find out what support systems are available in your community. In Britain, check out, in Canada, see, and in the USA go to If you are in another country, try searching under mental health and your country’s name.


About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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