Negative Capability: The Genius of Keats and…

“To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” – Leonardo Da Vinci There exists a deeply held belief that madness and creativity share a special kinship. They do not. However, they may have certain similarities and be confounded as a result. Popular culture has had a tendency to dwell on the similarities between creativity and madness, but not the areas where they diverge. The differences between the two states of mind have seldom been a conscious object of investigation—despite the obvious differences.

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