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can you label each one of them which one have's what in the armand gautier picture
I have a little bit of trouble interpreting which woman is supposed to represent each mental illness. I’ve tried to do a bit of research on Armand Gatier and if he left any kind of explanation as to which personification is which, but sadly I’ve found nothing. In every description of the lithograph I’ve found, the mental illness’s are listed in the same order; Dementia, Megalomania, Acute Mania, Melancholia, Idiocy, Hallucination, Erotomania, and Paralysis. From looking at the women in order from left to right I do not see any associations with the order the mental illness’s are listed. If I had to guess which woman represented each mental illness I’d say that maybe the woman on the far right sitting with her legs slightly spread, holding a tree branch may be associated with erotomania. I can see the woman to the left of her standing with a hunch in her back, hand gestured outwards and mouth open as if speaking to someone who wasn’t there as a woman with dementia. The woman sitting on the ground with her arm outstretched as if she were commanding someone could be seen as a woman with megalomania. The woman sitting to the left of her in the straight jacket with her head down could perhaps have paralysis. The woman standing behind her, looking around the tree with a surprised/horrifying expression on her face could possibly be hallucinating. The woman to the right of her resting her head in her hands and smiling at apparently nothing could be suffering from acute mania. And that leaves the two woman facing the wall with melancholia and idiocy. This is of course only my interpretation of the image.
Maybe someone else could offer a different point of view?