artistic temperament

artistic temperament

A personality profile well described in writers, artists and composers which, in the extreme case, borders on mental illness. Artists may suffer major depression, bipolar moods disorder or cyclothymia (the latter two of which are thought to be 10–20 times more common among artists), and may commit suicide (18 times more common in those with artistic temperaments). Episodes of hypomania may form the “substrate” for creative bursts,

artistic temperament

Performing arts medicine A personality 'profile' well-described in writers, artists, and composers which, in the extreme case, borders on a mental illness
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He was living when I was here before; but, you know, at that time I was travelling with the Johnsons, who are not aesthetic, and who used to make me feel rather ashamed of my artistic temperament.
I ought to tell you that since we left England he has taken up painting footling little pictures, and has got the artistic temperament badly.
Everything would be fine if he didn't think it necessary to tack on the artistic temperament to his painting.
He honestly mistook his sensuality for romantic emotion, his vacillation for the artistic temperament, and his idleness for philosophic calm.
Some among them thought it was on account of her false hair, or the dread of getting the violets wet, while others attributed it to the natural aversion for water sometimes believed to accompany the artistic temperament.
He is to go to the play to realise an artistic temperament.
But the artistic temperament that they create, or at any rate reveal, is still more to me.
But the artistic temperament was far from explaining him; there was something else about him that was not definable, but which some even felt to be dangerous.
Horne Fisher's fragmentary hints, though he had refused to expand them as yet, had stirred the artistic temperament of the architect to a sort of wild analysis, and he was resolved to read the hieroglyph upside down and every way until it made sense.
At first we thought it was a fit, and then we saw that it was mirth--the inopportune mirth of the Artistic Temperament.
There was an artist who dined at intervals at Bredin's Parisian Cafe, and, as the artistic temperament was too impatient to be suited by Jeanne's leisurely methods, it had fallen to Paul to wait upon him.
The artistic temperament is a fearsome thing, Bunny, in a woman with the devil's own will