For me at least--in the circumstances then surrounding me--there arose out of the pure abstractions which the hypochondriac contrived to throw upon his canvas, an intensity of intolerable awe, no shadow of which felt I ever yet in the contemplation of the certainly glowing yet too concrete reveries of Fuseli
(21.) "Mr Fuseli
's Designs from Milton," Monthly Magazine 7 (1799): 347.
, I thought, and Delacroix, and then, less sensibly, Cocteau, and then Picasso's great front cloth for Parade, with its winged horse.
Subsequent chapters discuss individual paintings; the relation of Barry to Reynolds, to Fuseli
, and to Blake; Barry's political views and writings in support of the French Revolution; and a reconstruction of his house and painting studio; among other topics.
Key works by Henry Fuseli
, John Constable and Samuel Palmer are also on display, as well as two rooms examining the potent and wide-ranging legacy of these artists.
The visual arts are key to the rendering of De Quincey's Gothic 'mindscapes', a type of sublime phantasmagoria or 'theatre' (67-8) inspired by such artists as Henry Fuseli
and Gianbattista Piranesi.
In the late eighteenth century, Henry Fuseli
(1741-1825) and Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) were two of the first artists to use the grotesque in their attempt to depict the dark terrain of the human subconscious.
The first chapter, "Blake's Laocoon and Classicist Theories of Art," situates Blake's innovative text persuasively within the German discussion of the Laocoon statue by Winckelmann and Lessing as it was mediated by Fuseli
. Wright's commentary is strongest when she develops the "nonlinear" dimensions of Blake's Laocoon that complicate the stable points of reference in the ut pictura poesis discussion.
Audiences might nevertheless look for some sort of consonance in style or mood: although Henry Fuseli
used Lessing's ideas in a Royal Academy lecture in 1801, Laokoon was not translated into English (and then only in part) till the mid-1820s and the standard view in England in the 1800s continued to be the one Lessing objected to, which emphasized the similarity, not the divergence, of poetry and painting.
Gothic Nightmares: Fuseli
, Blake and the Romantic Imagination
Kunsthaus Zurich is now featuring, for the first time in more than 30 years, works of 'The Wild Swiss,' Johann Heinrich Fuseli
Y no hubiera costado mucho esfuerzo incluir alguna otra, de Fuseli
o de John Martin, por ejemplo, ilustraciones de las que hoy dia existen reproducciones facilmente accesibles.