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The Nightmare

The nightmare by Fuseli was first on exhibition in 1782 at the Royal Academy of London and it continues to fascinate as much –if not more- to this day. 155 more words


Visions of Asgard: Paintings of Norse Mythology - major gods

Northern and Southern Europe are almost different continents. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the spread of Christianity and its impact on art.

In the Mediterranean countries, Christians were oppressed by the Roman state, and killed if they did not revert to support its state polytheism. 1,405 more words


Changing Stories: Ovid's Metamorphoses on canvas, 39 Scylla and Minos, and the Minotaur

Ovid completed Book 7 of his Metamorphoses with the wonderful but tragic story of Cephalus and Procris, an aside to his thread about Minos, King of Crete, waging war against the Greeks. 1,217 more words


night·mare Origin Middle English (denoting a female evil spirit thought to lie upon and suffocate sleepers): from night + Old English mære ‘incubus.’

I was reading scholarly essays about Fuseli’s famous painting, “The Nightmare”. Anybody who has been visited by this thing know that it is not a product of the imagination. 168 more words

Romantic Rebellion in Art

If we take science. We see cause and effect abound., but nowhere in there do we see freewill around. Freewill is invisible to the eye until the eye is liberated from objective science. 1,134 more words

Changing Stories: Ovid's Metamorphoses on canvas, 18 - Athamas and Ino

With the daughters of Minyas transformed into bats and no longer able to tell their tales, Ovid returns to his chronicle of the fall of the house of Cadmus. 1,147 more words


"Fear of little men"-or, 'How the fairy got her wings'

In William Allingham’s poem The fairies (1883) he gives late expression to a formerly common attitude to fairies:

“Up the airy mountain,/ Down the rushy glen,/ We daren’t go a-hunting/    For fear of little men;/ Wee folk, good folk, Trooping all together;” 1,961 more words