Henry Fuseli and Gothic Romanticism
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 (1741–1825) and William Blake (1757–1827) in the context of the Gothic – 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.