Τετάρτη, 27 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Henry Fuseli (1741-1825)

Henry Fuseli (or in German Johann Heinrich Füssli ) was a British painter, draughtsman and writer of German-Swiss origin. He was born in Switzerland and his father was also a painter of landscapes and portraits. He went to the Caroline college of Zurich, where he received classical education. In 1761 Fuseli was forced to leave his country and in 1765 visited England, where he became acquainted with Sir Joshua Reynolds to whom showed his drawings and was advised to devote himself on art. In 1770 went to Italy where remained until 1778 and changed his name from Füssli to Fuseli. In 1779 he returned to England taking in Zürich on his way. There he found a comission waiting for him from Alderman Boyell  and Fuseli painted a number of pieces for the  Shakespeare Gallery. In 1788 Fuseli married to Sophia Rawlins and soon after became associated with the Royal Academy. In 1799 Fuseli exhibited a series of paintings by the works of John Milton, 47 paintings, but the exhibition, which closed in 1800, proved a commercial failure. At the same year Fuseli  was also appointed professor of painting to the Academy. Fuseli painted more than 200 pictures, but he exhibited only a minority of them. His sketches or designs numbered about 800; they have admirable qualities of invention and design, and are frequently superior to his paintings.  Fuseli, after a life of uninterrupted good health, died at Putney Hill, at the age of eighty-four in 1825 comparatively rich.




                                                                Queen Catherine's dream


                                                                          nightmare


                                                                              nightmare


                                                                    the shepherd's dream
                                                                                 silence


                                                          Sir John's vision of the seven candles


                                                    Hugo and Amanda with the dead Alphonso


                                          Percival delivering Belisane from the Enchantments of Urma

                                                          the apotheosis of Penelope Boothby



source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Fuseli
http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/artist.php?artistid=185
http://www.museumsyndicate.com/artist.php?artist=121

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