Dasein, Red Elephant.



Henry Fuseli and Gothic Romanticism

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Titania and Bottom, Henry Fuseli (1790). Based on Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.

God, I love this painting. Pretty, ethereal and macabre at the same time. For a more detailed view, see here.

The Tate is currently holding a Gothic-Romantic art exhibition, displaying works by Fuseli and several other artists:

Gothic Nightmares explores the work of Henry Fuseli (1741ā€“1825) and William Blake (1757ā€“1827) in the context of the Gothic ā€“ the taste for fantastic and supernatural themes which dominated British culture from around 1770 to 1830.Featuring over 120 works by these artists and their contemporaries, the exhibition creates a vivid image of a period of cultural turmoil and daring artistic invention.

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