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Johann Heinrich
Fuessli
Switzerland 
1741−1825
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The artist Johann Heinrich Fussli (1741−1825) is known as the author of a series of paintings on the theme of a nightmare. The names of the paintings correspond to the depicted subjects. English and Swiss painter, theorist and art historian, he is considered one of the main innovators of painting of the 18th and 19th centuries by the Work of John Henry Fussli, along with the paintings by William Blake are the early manifestations of romanticism in English art.
The artist’s work is a mystical fantasy with an element of theatricality and of rationality, the unexpected allegorical images, it is not clear to the average viewer, the darkness of the background, from which are born the heroes of his paintings.
Names of famous paintings of Johann Heinrich:
• "Nightmare";
• "The sleeping and the furies";
• "Snag" and others.
Accurate biographical facts and names of works Fussli you will find on the pages Archive.
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Johann Heinrich Fuessli. The nightmare
The nightmare
Johann Heinrich Fuessli
1781, 76.5×63.5 cm
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Artworks by the artist
82 artworks total
Johann Heinrich Fuessli. Queen MAB of the fairies
2
Queen MAB of the fairies
90×70 cm
Johann Heinrich Fuessli. Taking cover
2
Taking cover
71×91 cm
Johann Heinrich Fuessli. Krimhilda [02] embraces the dead Siegfried
0
Krimhilda [02] embraces the dead Siegfried
1817, 127×102 cm
Johann Heinrich Fuessli. The fairy Queen Titania finds on the seashore a magic ring
2
The fairy Queen Titania finds on the seashore a magic ring
45×61 cm
Johann Heinrich Fuessli. The king of fire
0
The king of fire
124×99 cm
Johann Heinrich Fuessli. Eufrosina before Fantasy and Temperantia
2
Eufrosina before Fantasy and Temperantia
153×243 cm
Johann Heinrich Fuessli. Nude and pianist
5
Nude and pianist
1799, 99×71 cm
Johann Heinrich Fuessli. Odysseus in front of Scylla and Charybdis
1
Odysseus in front of Scylla and Charybdis
101×126 cm
Johann Heinrich Fuessli. The fairy Queen Titania and the base, the weaver with an ass's head
6
The fairy Queen Titania and the base, the weaver with an ass's head
135×169 cm
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