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


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