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ALECIO FILHO, Sergio Luiz  e  CALDANA, Regina Helena Lima. Paintings of a psychiatric patient: the Uncountable States of Being. Junguiana [online]. 2021, vol.39, n.1, pp. 59-74. ISSN 2595-1297.

Art is a form of communication and symbolic expression and an instrument for understanding the human being. The aim of this article is to analyze the visual media production of a psychiatric patient, seeking to understand the material as an expression of his psychic dynamics. A case study was carried out with a visitor of a community center in a psychiatric hospital in the state of São Paulo. Some works of art were chosen for the study after participative observation in the studio. To assist in the analysis of the paintings, an interview was conducted with the participant, focusing on his life story and comments regarding the art he produced. Through painting, it was noticed that there was a de-potentialization of threatening content from the client's psyche. It can also be observed that painting provided an expressive space for the participant to deal with fantasies of his internal world.

Palavras-chave : art; panting; psychic dynamics; de-potentialization.

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