Saint Giles: Residual ghosts evoked by bells at the cathedral in Edinburgh
The father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Doyle was plagued by depression and alcoholism throughout his life. He was committed to a mental asylum in 1881. He was miserable and longed for his freedom. He planned a violent escape but was re-captured. Then Doyle created intricate paintings of fairies to try to prove his sanity.
Nothing worked, and he died in the asylum in 1893.
i love everything about this because i love frida kahlo, but how are you going to not list the fact she was in a horrible bus accident that basically crippled her for most of her life and while lying bedridden she began to paint. frida kahlo didn’t give up and that makes her truly amazing.
Also her bus accident made her unable to have children (she became pregnant three times and had to terminate them due to her condition) which was a huge source of pain for her and many of her paintings depict the enormous physical, emotional and mental suffering she was in (see: columna rota). She was badass but also had a lot of struggle in her life, which was a huge part of who she was and how she viewed the world.