Do you Know What an Artist Experience?

The artist is in many ways skillful but many of them are financially hard up. While there are famous artists making really good money, there are those who could hardly make ends meet. This causes stress and eventually leads to more serious illnesses such as brain injury.

In the Netherlands, around 130,000 people are confronted with a form of brain injury due to, for example, a cerebral infarction, accident, tumor, cardiac arrest, brain hemorrhage or surgery. This often has big consequences that become clearly visible in daily life. This also applies to the artistic expression, where the consequences can sometimes be seen literally and directly in the work. Of the brain and the neurological processes that take place therein with regard to the Little is known about the arts. Perhaps there are visual artists who have to deal with this to obtain new insights with a brain injury. This would involve certain processes to be able to map and possibly be able to adjust our minds about the brain.

That’s why It is important to conduct in-depth research into the effects of brain injury on visual artists. From a graduation thesis at the Academy of Art and Design, it appears that some artists check for a better outcome of their artwork and express themselves in a different way after a brain injury their art form (Van Driel, 2009). Further research is needed to gain insight into the competencies of visual artists with a non-congenital brain injury. Here is important to map the difference before and after a brain injury. To make a distinction in this difference, insight is gained into the effects on artists who have suffered a brain injury.

Then comes the problem statement, objective, and sub-questions. Finally, the research material and methodological approach and the reading guide of this thesis are discussed. A definition of non-congenital brain injury
With the term non-congenital brain injury (NAH), a brain injury is meant that occurs in the course of life. If this happens due to an external cause one speaks of a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury (THL) occurs by external force exertion on the skull, where the brain has a sudden going through acceleration, deceleration, and rotation. This form is used in the literature studied called traumatic brain injury (TBI). If the cause of brain injury occurs in the body is called a non-traumatic brain injury. The cause can lie in diseases or disorders in the body.