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Bedlam 02 16 by darkalfar Bedlam 02 16 by darkalfar
Bedlam 02 16
Artworks created by anonymous patients of Bedlam Hospital Asylum 1706-1820.
Recommended again for the mad and delirious and those fine folks from Leeds, Hull, Scarborough and Whitby.

Bethlem Royal Hospital, also known as St Mary Bethlehem, Bethlehem Hospital and Bedlam, is a psychiatric hospital in London. Its famous history has inspired several horror books, films and TV series, most notably Bedlam, a 1946 film with Boris Karloff. It has moved three times from its original location, and is Europe's first and oldest institution to specialise in mental illnesses.[citation needed]
The hospital is closely associated with King's College London and, in partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, is a major centre for psychiatric research. It is part of the King's Health Partners academic health science centre and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health.
Originally the hospital was near Bishopsgate just outside the walls of the City of London. It moved outside of Moorfields in the 17th century, then to St George's Fields in Southwark in the 19th century, before moving to its current location at Monks Orchard in West Wickham in 1930.
The word "bedlam", meaning uproar and confusion, is derived from the hospital's prior nickname. Although the hospital became a modern psychiatric facility, historically it was representative of the worst excesses of asylums in the era of lunacy reform.

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WildeGurl Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Student General Artist
I love your Bedlam series. Reading about this hospital and seeing your art makes me love all your pieces. I like how your mind works around the placement of lines and colors. They seem to all have a deep, dark secret hidden in the background. Thank you for your art, it gives me hope.
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darkalfar Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
gosh, thanks so much for your insight, i'm so thrilled you like the new work. I was having doubts that it was any good lol!!! You've made my day xx
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