Shows paintings by Louis Wain as he progresses downhill into full-blown schizophrenia. Creepy stuff.



22 Comments to “Schizophrenic Painter (Louis Wain)”


  1. xXMastyBabyXx — 21st June 2012 @ 8:01 am

    Midnight by Joe Satriani

  2. lordmorgoth7 — 21st June 2012 @ 8:35 am

    whats the song called?

  3. sestrogor — 21st June 2012 @ 9:28 am

    What a nut!

  4. bennyboy1918 — 21st June 2012 @ 9:55 am

    Im just calling it what it is for me and im sorry if I came across douchey. it is the internet and you couldnt hear my voice or intention behind it..

  5. bennyboy1918 — 21st June 2012 @ 10:21 am

    Dude I went through so much shit to come to know what I know ive been suicidal for almost 3 years now so please dont be that quick to judge me I just cant help but share what ive found and yes in the past ive come across from a judgemental standpoint but im working on that every day and I cant help but say something that might help someone else

  6. bennyboy1918 — 21st June 2012 @ 10:31 am

    Also notice how his patterns got more and more fractal-like. Kinda reminds me of my experience visiting the astral plane on my shamanic journeys… Hmmm

  7. GuilleGuiden — 21st June 2012 @ 11:01 am

    Thanks! To find this one is like looking for a needle in a haystack 🙂

  8. ForbiddenERROR403 — 21st June 2012 @ 11:34 am

    forgotten,joe satriani

  9. KidsWithGuns1992 — 21st June 2012 @ 12:04 pm

    His art got better with psychosis.

  10. hXcLeigh — 21st June 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    Sorry, but I’m afraid you have Schizophrenia

  11. jfranciscoap — 21st June 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    Does anybody else see the cat quite clearly in the image when “they ceased to resemble cats at all, and become the ultimate abstraction”. I mean, it’s even got whiskers, resembles a cat to me…

  12. MoreThanAConqueror14 — 21st June 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    I think asylums are only for those who are undoubtedly going to hurt themselves or others, but not if they’re just different. That’s just not right

  13. AndrosForever — 21st June 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    Let this be a lesson to all you Youtube Cat fanatics! This is your story!

  14. Cushpot — 21st June 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    Yeah I’d imagine that’s quite hard to imagine

  15. Boognish89 — 21st June 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    My fav artist. My gf bought me “a cat compendium: the worlds of Louis Wain” and I love how like this vid you can see where he starts to snap. Its a shame he had to go thru all that but it brought some phenomenal art.

  16. vpetitee — 21st June 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    Psychiatric illnesses are declared when a person is no longer capable of caring for themselves in the present sense. They are unable to cope with the very real reality of providing for themselves, making sure they are healthy and so on. If you want to define ‘alternate realities’ as the various configurations that the mind and senses perceive, sure, that is fine. But if you die because you stop feeding yourself, you lose any and all ability to progress.

  17. mastaace604 — 21st June 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    nope. wrong.

  18. OldShoolPoet — 21st June 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    Imagine being a schizophrenic and dropping acid 😀

  19. Foryeva — 21st June 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    That’s exactly what I thought. This is not a man progressing away from reality, but deeper into it. Modern psychiatry will institutionalize all the poor souls who realize who they really are…the universe itself, everything, a playing of patterns and vibrations…But psychiatry cannot accept altered states of consciousness that claim divinity, just as Jesus was at first condemned for calling himself a Son of God.

  20. Foryeva — 21st June 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    you must watch this /watch?v=KwMu6Y10naU

  21. BlueZuluFoxtrot — 21st June 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    @HeiHolaHello That’s the problem, society’s idea of “right” behavior or “normal” consciousness. “Right” behavior includes going to another country and killing strangers because a bunch of politicians declare war. “Normal” consciousness is what has led us to the widespread societal neurosis that is considered ok only because everyone has it. The ones who break the mold are the ones that push us forward. We should never lock anyone in an asylum because they don’t act like everyone else.

  22. HeiHolaHello — 21st June 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    they didn’t diagnose him with schizophrenia because of his paintings, but his behaviour… if they did, i would be in an insane asylum by now.



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