Supplementary materials to lectures on 'Visual Arts and Psychoanalysis".

For internal use only.


1. The classical Freudian psychoanalysis – a theoretical outline.

2. Renaissance oeuvres in the light of Freudian interpretations.

3. The reception of Freud's Die Traumdeutung in Surrealist painting and literature.

4. The oneiric aesthetics in post-war avant-garde cinema.

5. The category of the Uncanny (das Unheimliche) in modern visual culture.                                      Otto Rank and the figure of a Doppelgänger.

6. The Jungian theory of archetypes – modern and postmodern artistic interpretations.

7. Creativity and psychopathology in the light of Ernst Kris's writings.


FREUD Sigmund, The Uncanny (1919), Leonardo Da Vinci and a Memory of his Childhood (1910), The 'Moses' of Michelangelo (1910), Medusa's Head (1940), [in:] Sigmund Freud, Writings on Art and Literature, Stanford University Press, Stanford 1997.

FREUD Sigmund, A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis, Permabooks, New York 1958.

FREUD Sigmund, The Interpretation of Dreams, Wordsworth Editions, Ware 1997.

JUNG Carl Gustav, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, Routledge, London 1991.

KRIS Ernst, Psychoanalytic Explorations in Art, International Universities Press, New York 1952.

LACAN Jacques. Écrits: a selection, Routledge, London 1980.

POLLOCK Griselda (ed.), Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis. Art and the Image in Post-traumatic Cultures, I. B. Tauris, London - New York 2013.

RANK Otto, The Double. A Psychoanalytic Study, transl. Harry Tucker Jr., The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill 2009.