Vincent van Gogh is a model of a tortured artist, which many people assume is the norm. But what’s the real relationship between creativity and mental illness? (Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty)
Season 8, Episode 19
There are thousands of books on the subject, but what do we actually know about creativity? In this new series, we talk to the researchers who study it as well as artists, inventors, and pathbreakers who live it every day: Ai Weiwei, James Dyson, Elvis Costello, Jennifer Egan, Rosanne Cash, Wynton Marsalis, Maira Kalman, and more.