Sleep, Dreams, + Art Projects

Artists over the ages have used sleep and dreams as a theme for their art projects…


‘El Sueno de la Razon Produce Monstrous’ by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes 1797/1798


Puvis de Chavannes: The Dream, 1883

Mary MacDonald

‘Mary J. MacDonald dreaming of her father [George MacDonald] and brother Ronald’

about 1864


‘Headthinker V’ by Laura Ford

Various art movements make strong associations between dreams and art:

See Symbolism and Expressionism and Surrealism.

Links to Art + Dreams:


Marc Chagall The Dream 1939

Dreams, Illusions and Memory:

Sleeping and Dreaming–dreaming.aspx

Gothic Nightmares

Fuseli Satan

Henry Fuseli / Satan Starting from the Touch of Ithuriel’s Spear 1779

Dream Theories:


Concept of Dreaming in Aboriginal Art

Contemporary artists continue to explore dream imagery through a range of media…

Fuzzy Dreams:

You Were in My Dream

Robert Wilson Installation : Perchance to Dream


© Mark Ryden – The Snow Yak Show, Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2009

Face to Facebook


Face to Facebook is the latest project by Alessandro Ludovico and Paolo Cirio, the third work in a series that began with Google Will Eat Itself and Amazon Noir.
The artist/authors explain their new net artwork:

“Stealing 1 million Facebook profiles, filtering them with face-recognition software and then posting them on a custom-made dating website, sorted by their facial expression characteristics…”

Find out more about this netart project :

Mixed-Media Inkjet Printing Kit

Want to test using inkjet transfer methods in your art projects?
Art 2016 and other students can now purchase this kit of experimental inkjet paper samples at the UMD Stores / Art Supplies Area…

Mixed-Media Inkjet Kit INCLUDES:
1 sheet cotton inkjet
1 sheet silk inkjet
2 white t shirt transfers
2 inkjet transparencies
1 sheet lazertran
2×2 white sheet-like material
Each sample has directions folded around the matching item.

The kit sells for $14.82 and we have them on the flat file.