Sleep, Dreams, + Art Projects

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

Goya

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

Puvis

Puvis de Chavannes: The Dream, 1883

Mary MacDonald

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

about 1864

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‘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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_art

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Marc Chagall The Dream 1939

Dreams, Illusions and Memory:

http://www.nationalgalleries.org/collection/online_subject/4:323/?subjectId=502941&submit=1

Sleeping and Dreaming

http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/exhibitions/sleeping–dreaming.aspx

Gothic Nightmares

http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/gothicnightmares/about.htm

Fuseli Satan

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

Dream Theories:

http://www.ondreaming.com/theories/index.htm

Dreams

http://www.guidetopsychology.com/dreams.htm

Concept of Dreaming in Aboriginal Art

http://aboriginalart.com.au/gallery/gallery_intro.html

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

Fuzzy Dreams:

http://www.doctorhugo.org/dreamz/

You Were in My Dream

http://www.youwereinmydream.com/

Robert Wilson Installation : Perchance to Dream

http://lafemmearchitecte.posterous.com/perchance-to-dream

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

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