Carrie Sache2 3-2 FAS



Southern New Hampshire University *

*We aren’t endorsed by this school




Arts Humanities


Dec 6, 2023





Uploaded by ElderFlagBarracuda23 on

Carrie Sacher November 17, 2023 FAS-202 3-2 Milestone One Artist: Henry Fuseli Title: The Nightmare Date: 1781 Medium: Oil and Canvas Dimensions: 121x 147.3cm Cultural Origin: Europe Stylistic Movement: Romanticism Location: Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, U.S. Artist: Salvador Dali Title: Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second before Waking Date: 1944 Medium: Oil on Panel Dimensions: 62x41 cm Cultural Origin: Spain Stylistic Movement: Surrealism Location: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
I was asked to conduct a comparative analysis of two distinct works of art that were created during two different stylistic periods. My goal is to identify a common theme between them. The first piece I selected is The Nightmare, painted by Henry Fuseli in 1784. Henry was a Swiss-English artist who was a part of the Romanticism movement. He was characterized by rebellion and a strong sense of individuality. This painting was created on an oil canvas measuring 121 x 147.3 cm. Currently, the art is on display at the Detroit Institute of Art's European Collection. The second art selected is Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Waking, painted by Spanish artist Salvador Dali in 1944. He painted this in the United States, and it belongs to the Surrealism movement. This oil on panel measures 51 x 41 cm. Currently, it is on display at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain. Two common themes run through both works: individuality and subjectivity. According to Freudian theory, dreams represent our unconscious motives and desires. Despite Fuseli's darker approach to the Romanticism movement, he still interprets a dream. Dali’s painting was intended to provoke viewers to contemplate how easily a dream can be interpreted which circles back to how one interprets Dali’s work.
Your preview ends here
Eager to read complete document? Join bartleby learn and gain access to the full version
  • Access to all documents
  • Unlimited textbook solutions
  • 24/7 expert homework help