Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Clear Spot

These paintings by the Marquis d'Hervey, a nineteenth century French theorist of dreams, are attempts to depict images that appeared to him in those moments when he was passing from waking into sleep. Such images, sometimes abstract as here, sometimes vividly naturalistic, are thought to occur in the condition of half-consciousness that precedes slumber and in those moments just prior to fully-awakened consciousness.

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