Mentally handicapped persons are capable of art, as shown in this paper.
The use of photographies of the various artists/friends follows the recommendations of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data. Whenever a person is identifiable, informed consent of the parents or other legal representatives has been obtained. Otherwise, faces have been blurred, or a black rectangle added, to prevent identification.
The following is an insight into a thirty year experience with mentally handicapped persons and/or persons with a psychiatric condition. We have organized painting workshops with children from a Medico-Educational Institute and with adults living in a Sheltered Employment Centre for Workers with Disabilities. Each week, we spend one hour together with the children, and one hour with adults, painting in a silent contemplation with a background of classical music, in warm friendship, and deep concentration. We use gouache on paper.
|Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (Text with EEA relevance).|
|Official Journal of the European Union, L 119, 4 May 2016. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/FR/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32016R0679|
|Written||2019-05||Jean Loup Huret|
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