Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dreamscapes I

L'homme en Général est un Alcibiade: A Force d'Amabilité il est partout l'enfant flatteur de la Nature. Par Complaisance envers elle il est Nègre et Esquimau, Européen et Tatare, Jaméo et Grec selon l'usage du pays. - Novalis, Neue Fragmente, Von der geheimen Welt, 2043

Thomas Cole, The Titan's Goblet, 1833

Karl Friedrich Schinkel, The Gate in the Rocks, 1818

Moritz von Schwind, A Player with a Hermit, 1846

Ivan Constantinovich Aivasovsky, Moonlit Seascape With Shipwreck

Joseph Wright of Derby, Lake with Castle on a Hill, 1787

El Greco, View of Toledo, 1596

Karl Friedrich Schinkel, In the palace of the Queen of the night, c.1820

Frantisek Kupka, Babylon, 1906

Thomas Cole, The Architect's Dream, 1840

 Erastus Salisbury Field, Historical Monument of the American Republic, 1867

Gustave Moreau, The Triumph of Alexander the Great, 1885 

Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire Destruction, 1836

John Martin, Le Pandemonium, 1841

 "Whatever is fitted in any sort to excite the ideas of pain and danger, that is to say, whatever is in any sort terrible, or is conversant about terrible objects, or operates in a manner analogous to terror, is a source of the sublime; that is, it is productive of the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling." (Edmund Burke, On the Sublime and the Beautiful, 1757)

Joseph Gandy, Soane's Bank of England as a ruin, 1830

On Christmas Day 1843, Joseph Gandy died in one of the windowless cells of a private asylum in Devon. He was the greatest perspective artist in the history of British architecture - dubbed "The English Piranesi" - and one of the great visionaries of the Romantic movement. No one knows where he is buried. Since the days of surrealism he has been a cult figure.

Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Mittelalterliche Stadt am Fluss, 1815

 Andreas Roller, Landscape with a Bridge and Fortress, 1843

 Carl Anton Joseph Rottmann, Heidelberg, 1815

 Hubert Sattler, Salzburg im Winter. Blick von Mülln auf die Stadt, c. 1850

Caspar David Friedrich, Winter Landscape with Church, 1811

Ernst Ferdinand Oehme, Procession in the Fog, 1828

Arnold Böcklin - Island of the Dead, Third Version, 1883

William Turner, Alnwick Castle, 1829

 Albert Goodwin, Ponte di pietra a Verona, 1896

 Martin Johnson Heade, The Great Florida Marsh, 1872

 Martin Johnson Heade, Cattleya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds, 1871

 Hubert Sattler, Der Tempel von Tulum in Yukatan (Mexiko), 1836

 E. F. Schute, Cachoeira de Paulo Afonso, 1850

 Sigismond Himely, Mouth of Fox River in Indiana, 1837

1 comment:

  1. Great collection!

    Moonlit Seascape With Shipwreck is my favorite