Powerful Architectural Illustrations Visually Interpret Mental Illnesses


History is full of ‘tortured geniuses’ — painters, poets, artists and architects considered leaders in their field who, behind-the-scenes, have suffered from psychological illness.

Italian illustrator Federico Babina explores this topic through his latest series ‘ARCHIATRIC’, which forms an architecturally illustrated reflection of the relationship between creativity and psychopathology. An animated video and accompanying collection of drawings interpret various mental states through architectural forms. ‘in this series of images, I make an abstract exercise of translating one language to another,’ babina says.

Scroll down and let us know what the images say to you…

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