Friday, April 01, 2016

'The Nightmare' by Henry Fuseli

 I borrowed a book of Henry Fuseli's work from the library and have been devouring it with my eyes. The painting in this video has been among my favorites since I first came across it. I did not know until recently it's resting place is in Detroit though (at the Detroit Institute of Arts). Very unconventional composition too: the woman's arm is really close to the frame and most major elements are on the right hand side. It feels rather unbalanced to me, but is an appropriate fit to the jarring subject matter. And of course the title is a play on words, too wink emoticon

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