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Explanations of Freud’s Psychoanalysis Theories on the Lives and Works of Some Western Artist: An African Perspective

E Odokuma

Abstract


This paper examines some of the various explanations of Freud’s theories on a selected number of Western Artist and their works. It highlights the impact of his findings on the authenticity of the concept as regards, dreams, the Oedipus complex and imagery. Its objective is to prove that a number of Western European artist are governed by their unconscious mind. The method adopted to ascertain this fact is based on the theory of psychoanalysis. It is believed that this study would help to understudy the sub-conscious minds of artist as well as the impact this process has in the development of western Art.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v4i3.60179
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