16 Sep 2022 - 23 Jan 2023

Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris

Ausstellung: Füssli, the Realm of Dreams and the Fantastic


Johann Heinrich Füssli (1741 – 1825) Queen Catherine’s Dream, 1781, oil on canvas 151 x 212.1 cm, Lytham St Annes Art Collection of Fylde Council © Heritage Images / Fine Art Images / akg-images

In autumn 2022, the Musée Jacquemart-André will hold an exhibition devoted to the oeuvre of the Swiss-born British painter, Henry Fuseli (Johann Heinrich Füssli, 1741–1825). Comprising sixty works from public and private collections, the itinerary will present the most emblematic of works by Füssli, the artist of the imaginary and the sublime. From Shakespearean themes to representations of dreams, nightmares, and apparitions, and mythological and Biblical illustrations, Füssli forged a new aesthetic that shifted between reality and the fantastic.

Curated by Christopher Baker (Director of European and Scottish Art and Portraiture at the National Galleries of Scotland), Andreas Beyer (Chair for the History of Art of the Early Modern Era at the University of Basel and Speaker of the International Research Project "Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg's Legacy and the Future of Iconology") and Pierre Curie (Chief Heritage Curator at the Musée Jacquemart-André).


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