The study of pictorial expression in hospitalized patients suffering from endogenous depression has been realized in order to analyse colours, composition, forms and contents of their paintings. The predominant colours were the black, the grey and the blue-grey. On the other hand, the red was rarely used. The composition of the picture was simplified and impoverished, the forms imprecise, the design blurred. The themes approached were congruent with the depressed mood. The interest of the pictorial activity in depression and the specificities of 'depressive' painting were discussed in terms of diagnosis, evolution, prognosis and therapy of the depressive illness.
|Translated title of the contribution||Pictorial expression in endogenous depressive illness|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1984|