Salvador Dalí’s ‘Metamorphosis of Narcissus’ (1937) is a nod to his relationship with Sigmund Freud, the originator of the Narcissism Theory. Dali told Freud that it was “the first painting obtained entirely through the integral application of the paranoid-critical method.” Meanwhile, Freud read more about archaeology than psychology with a keen interest in sculpture. The synthesis between art and psychoanalysis will forever be linked.
“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”
― Sigmund Freud
If you've never struggled, you've never lived. The road is better than the end, though we wouldn't wish to do it again.