Monday, April 16, 2007

Sweet Dreams

The Nightmare, 1871 by Henry Fuseli, The Detroit Institute of Arts.

Fuseli's depiction of a young woman taken over by an incubus in her sleep. He painted this shortly after a love affair ended. Because she is part of the scene it is sometimes interpreted that this is her lover's "night mare" (the horse charging into the scene) rather than the young women's.

1 comment:

rettchen said...

I just found your blog and really love the idea of it. I also studied art history, but focussed on contemporary art... It's so good to see some more "old" masterpieces, since I lack knowledge in a lot of periods...

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