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I am in the middle of getting ready to teach a little bit of art history, and while doing my research I ran across The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli and thought to myself "OH HEY. WAIT A SEC."

Basically if I had to use one painting to represent the dark story of Laura Palmer this would be it. 

Not going to go off on a long insightful commentary about it, just thought I'd share in case this is new to anyone else. 🙂

 
Posted : 31/08/2017 8:38 pm
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Oh yeah a classic painting and definitely evocative of Twin Peaks

 
Posted : 31/08/2017 8:46 pm
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I concur.

 
Posted : 31/08/2017 8:47 pm
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Perfect choice. His work reminds of Goya's, which led to . . . the owls are not what they seem

 

 
Posted : 31/08/2017 8:54 pm
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Both of whom inspired: http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/pm.aspx

 
Posted : 31/08/2017 8:57 pm
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Posted by: Caoimhín Shirey

Perfect choice. His work reminds of Goya's, which led to . . . the owls are not what they seem

 

Oh jeeez that is so great!  I've never seen that one!  I love the art threads!!

 
Posted : 31/08/2017 10:35 pm
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Posted by: JeffreyGWillett

Both of whom inspired: http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/pm.aspx

I know I'm biased but I absolutely love it when art inspires more art.  And it just goes forever.

 
Posted : 31/08/2017 10:37 pm
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Certain William Blake goes with Peaks, IMHO.

 

 
Posted : 31/08/2017 10:41 pm
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I can't remember if I put this painting in the part 8 art thread. Anyway, I think Odd Nerdrum inspired the Bob blob.

 
Posted : 31/08/2017 10:54 pm
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Posted by: Caoimhín Shirey

Perfect choice. His work reminds of Goya's, which led to . . . the owls are not what they seem

 

Oh jeeez that is so great!  I've never seen that one!  I love the art threads!!

So do I. Someone most always manages to introduce me to a painter that I don't know, which I am grateful for. 

 
Posted : 31/08/2017 10:56 pm
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Posted by: Caoimhín Shirey

I can't remember if I put this painting in the part 8 art thread. Anyway, I think Odd Nerdrum inspired the Bob blob.

OH GOD THAT IS TERRIFYING

 

 
Posted : 03/09/2017 4:24 am
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Gustave Doré (France - 19th century)

Wood engraving of The Empyrean (from Dante's Divine Comedy) : 

 
"Empyrean, from the Medieval Latin empyreus, an adaptation of the Ancient Greek ἔμπυρος empyrus "in or on the fire (pyr)", properly Empyrean Heaven, is the place in the highest heaven, which in ancient cosmologies was supposed to be occupied by the element of fire."
 
"The Empyrean was thus used as a name for the firmament, and in Christian literature, notably the Divine Comedy, for the dwelling-place of God, the blessed, celestial beings so divine they are made of pure light, and the source of light and creation."
 
 
 
Posted : 03/09/2017 6:38 am
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Wow!  All of these!  Wow!

 
Posted : 03/09/2017 9:54 am
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Posted by: Lucas Bracci

Gustave Doré (France - 19th century)

Wood engraving of The Empyrean (from Dante's Divine Comedy) : 

 
"Empyrean, from the Medieval Latin empyreus, an adaptation of the Ancient Greek ἔμπυρος empyrus "in or on the fire (pyr)", properly Empyrean Heaven, is the place in the highest heaven, which in ancient cosmologies was supposed to be occupied by the element of fire."
 
"The Empyrean was thus used as a name for the firmament, and in Christian literature, notably the Divine Comedy, for the dwelling-place of God, the blessed, celestial beings so divine they are made of pure light, and the source of light and creation."
 
 

I have a book of all his engravings from this series. Fascinating images; all of them. I also have my great grandfather's copy of Dante's Divine Comedy from the 19th century. Lovely images in that the edition as well ?. 

 
Posted : 03/09/2017 10:52 am
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