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#90 - loulougia (11/17/2012) [-]
I did some research.
These paintings actually aren't in a real order:
Dr Walter McClay picked these paintings on a list of 8 but these weren't in a chronological order: date wasn't mentioned.
He chose this order guessing the evolution of the schizophrenia influenced it and abstract forms increased in his paintings.
Actually this is pretty discussed.
From his biography:
"Assembling what little factual knowledge we have on Dr Maclay’s paintings, there is clear no justification for regarding them as more than samples of Louis Wain’s art at different times. Wain experimented with patterns and cats, and even quite late in life was still producing conventional cat pictures, perhaps 10 years after his [supposedly] ‘later’ productions which are patterns rather than cats. All of which is to say no more than that the eight paintings were done at different times, which could be said of eight paintings by any artist!"

This man is very interesting! (And a lover of cat this is even better.)
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