I am passionate about museums. If only I could visit a museum once a week. Thank goodness, looking at the most famous artworks in the planet has been made easy through the internet.
Art de-stresses. Art inspires. Art makes life worth living because it stirs your passion, emotion and puts you into dreamland, transporting you back in time when our world was simpler and a more beautiful place to live.
This is the first entry to our “Virtual Museum”, which, from now on, I will endeavour to post every Wednesday, even if I am travelling…
Oil on canvas, 1781
by Henry Fuseli (orig. name: Johann Heinrich Füssli)
(Detroit Institute of Arts)
This painting has yielded many interpretations and is seen as prefiguring late nineteenth-century psychoanalytic theories regarding dreams and the unconscious (Sigmund Freud allegedly kept a reproduction of the painting on the wall of his apartment in Vienna).