The strange methods of history's most eccentric artists
Summoning demons, painting in blood, and hallucinogenic drugs
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The creative genius has always been a source of wonder. In the past, exceptional talent and inspiration were thought to be of divine origin—or in some cases, satanic origin. As modern psychology was born, the focus shifted from the spiritual realm to the unexplored corners of the human mind. The greatest artists have always looked beyond their own consciousness or gone further than their contemporaries to find true innovation. Click through the gallery to see how these artists gained their notoriety.
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