Community, Society

Painters and Migraine

Last night I came across a website that examines depictions of migraine in art. One section lists painters commonly thought to be migraineurs but probably aren’t, and artists who possibly, likely or definitely had migraine. In each category, the artists’ names link to paintings influenced by auras or headaches.

Some well-known painters included on the site are Pablo Picasso (probably not a migraineur), Georgia O’Keefe (likely a migraineur), and Salvador Dali (a self-reported migraineur).

Even though I don’t get auras and don’t recognize many of the artists, it’s an interesting site to explore.