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Planetarium 14/9/2021 Art and dreams

Jean Lecomte du Nouÿ, A Eunuch’s Dream, 1874. Courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Sun Opposition Neptune: Lack of clarity. Unknown factors which challenge judgment. Impressionability. Escapist urges. Misunderstandings. Mistakes and errors in judgment. Foggy or sloppy conditions in business relationships as well as our personal contacts.

Low vitality, dis-ease, susceptible to viruses.

Daydreaming, imagination and inspiration.

A good day for art, meditation, prayer. Not good for physical activities, overexertion, business agreements.

Affects the Mutable signs- Gemini/Virgo/Sagittarius/Pisces (20-22°).

Here it follows a collection of Artworks inspired by the aspect of the day.

"From Godly visions to fantasies to nightmares, the representations of dreams in art have drastically changed since the Middle Ages."

Nicolas Dipre, The dream of Jacob, ca. 1500. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Georges de la Tour, Dream of St. Joseph, ca. 1600. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

"The 15th-century Florentine philosopher Marsilio Ficino took up the task of interpreting the meaning of dreams. His concept was that while sleeping, the soul can be freed from the corporeal restraints of the body and achieve a higher, spiritual state."

Ary de Vois, Jacob’s Dream, 1660–80. Courtesy of the Rijksmuseum.

Followers of Hieronymous Bosch, The Vision of Tundale, ca. 1520–30. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Francisco de Goya:The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, No. 43 from Los Caprichos (The Caprices),1796-1798

The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

Henri Rousseau, The Sleeping Gypsy, 1897. Photo by VCG Wilson/Corbis via Getty Images

"When Freud did publish his theories on dreams and the unconscious, the effect on art was immediate."

Salvador Dalí Dream caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second before Waking up,&nbsp1944 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Anastasia Diakidi

For the quotes and more about the dreams in Art check: Art History’s Iconic Depictions of Dreams, from the Renaissance to Surrealism by Julia Wolkoff

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