Art & the Unconscious Mind

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OSKAR KOKOSCHKA ~ DREAMS AND VISIONS

True dreams and visions should be as visible to the artist as the phenomena of the objective world. Oskar Kokoschka

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EGON SCHIELE ~ A MELANCHOLIC SOUL

Everything is dead while it lives. Egon Schiele

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ANDREW WYETH ~ PAINTINGS CREATED SUBCONSCIOUSLY

I dream a lot. I do more painting when I’m not painting. It’s in the subconscious. Andrew Wyeth Bird’s nest Andrew Wyeth Pennsylvania, USA – 12th of July, 1917 /2009 Famous Andrew Wyeth paintings include realist works of rural scenes, usually with a figure, object, or animal in it. His unusual compositions tend to add to the understated drama of his work.

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EDGAR ALLAN POE ~ DYING

“I felt that my senses were leaving me. The sentence, the dread sentence of death, was the last of distinct accentuation which reached my ears” Edgar Allan Poe ~ The Pit and the Pendulum The Pit and the Pendulum is a claustrophobic tale of horror and suspense with an overpowering atmosphere of dread that has prompted much discussion about the writer’s mental state. We could consider this masterpiece though as a compelling work of a gifted imagination. Source 1001 books

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GOYA ~ WITCHES’ SABBATH

Witches’ Sabbath is a 1798 oil on canvas by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya . Goya used the imagery of covens of witches in a number of works, most notably in one of his  Black Paintings, Witches Sabbath or The Great He-Goat(1821–1823) which contains similar sharp political and social overtones. At the time, a bitter struggle raged in Spain between liberals and those in favour of a church and a royalist-lead state Witches’ Sabbath shows the devil in the form of a garlanded goat, surrounded by a coven of disfigured,...

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GOYA ~ WITCHES' SABBATH

Witches’ Sabbath is a 1798 oil on canvas by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya . Goya used the imagery of covens of witches in a number of works, most notably in one of his  Black Paintings, Witches Sabbath or The Great He-Goat(1821–1823) which contains similar sharp political and social overtones. At the time, a bitter struggle raged in Spain between liberals and those in favour of a church and a royalist-lead state Witches’ Sabbath shows the devil in the form of a garlanded goat, surrounded by a coven of disfigured,...

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BRANCUSI ~ THE ESSENCE OF THINGS

What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things . . . it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface. Constantin Brancusi

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ANGELA CARTER ~ ON THE MYSTERIE OF DREAMING

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison. Angela Carter

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MARCEL PROUST ~ ON DREAMING

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. Marcel Proust

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D.H. LAWRENCE ~ ON DREAMING

“All people dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, For they dream their dreams with open eyes, And make them come true.” D.H. Lawrence Painting is Emerald Dreams, Morgan Weistling

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