“It’s crazy how this sound goes too well under MD! “Or” I can not dance if I am sober! “. How many of you have heard over the course of your nightly escapades these phrases that bring two polemical standards of youth: music and drugs. Have you ever wondered why these two subjects often go hand in hand? Between incitement and denunciation, here are some answers.
An instrument of mental exploration par excellence, drugs have always been for man a means of exacerbating his creative potential and even of being healed. The wine was used by the Egyptians, opium by the Sumerians 3000 BC and traces of the medicinal use of cannabis in China in 2737 BC On the artists’ side, Charles Baudelaire and Salvador Dali are two examples Prove how creative genius can be potentiated by various substances more or less harmful. The latter said “I do not take drugs, I am the drug”. Let us also evoke the artistic movement of psychedelia that appeared in the 1960s that valorizes the sensory perceptions of hallucinogenic psychotropic.
Does Drugs Increase Creativity? Opinions diverge on the question but still it is that its use is very widespread in the artistic circles. “The weed opened my mind and emotions, which led me to write more meaningfully,” says Graham Nash, a member of the American band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He goes on: “We were crazy. We smoked a joint and sniffed a line before each session. Also, Jim Morrison, the late singer of The Doors, said, “Why do I drink? To be able to write poetry “.
Do we have to take drugs to be an artist? Not necessarily, but the link between art and drugs is more to prove. To be convinced, look rather this series of self-portraits realized by an artist at the different stages of his trip to the LSD. The perception of his ego is so damaged that its renditions are strongly impacted.