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
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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
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
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