How dreams are created. The Nightmare (1781) by Henry

How dreams are created. The Nightmare (1781) by Henry

3/17/2021, 8:51:56 PM
How dreams are created. The Nightmare (1781) by Henry Fuseli (1741-1825) is a terrifying depiction on how our nightmares are created. It's a classic painting in which Fuseli paints an image that many of us can somehow relate to. Having nightmares is not fun, but the inclusion of the incubus and the horse provide us both with a scary yet comic view on how some people in the past imagined that nightmares occurred. Nowadays, much more is known about the science of dreaming and nightmares. A century ago, our knowledge and interest on this topic was greatly advanced by the Austrain neurologist Sigmund Freud. And while he had many great ideas, scientific research into sleep has debunked quite a bit of them. We now have some treatments on how to prevent recurring nightmares (for example, resulting from PTSD), and research has shown how beneficial dreams are to deal with our emotions and spur our creativity. If you want to learn more about sleep, I recently read a book called Why We Sleep in which the scientific knowledge on sleep is discussed. A very interesting book, though not the easiest to read. If you wanna know more about it, just send me a DM. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #Fuseli #HenryFuseli #SwissArt #SwissArtist #SwissPainter #Nightmare #Nightmares #Sleep #Sleeping #Dream #Dreams #Dreaming #Detroit #DIA

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