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Anna Jamieson

Bedlam was a constant in art and literature throughout the 18th century. In it, madness was otherworldly, bestial, pitiable and female – a mirror for concerns about society. 

The dissection theatres of 17th-century Europe were tourist hot spots, spectacles that mixed medicine with art.

Paris’ golden age of advertising bred a bold, exciting new art form and changed the face of the city.