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for the film released 1947, after the short story by James Thurber. MORE
02. a French
seventeenth century broadsheet satirising pretensions of the time to
curing the deranged mind - a patient's head is poked into an oven not
unlike an alchemical vessel and the ferment of his fantasies belches
forth. Another patient shits out his fantasies in a commode.
03. Image from J.F.Sullivan's illustrations to The British Working
Man by One Who does not Believe in Him , published by the FUN
office in London 1878, page size is 21 x 28cms.
04. the Vision of the Fall of the Angels, from Charles Singer, From
Magic to Science , Benn, London 1928, reproduction of an
image from Hildegard of Bingen's Scivias , c1180.
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01. Jacob's Dream, from the Lubeck Bible , 1494.
by Francisco Goya, published 1799 - "El
Sueno de la razon produce monstruos" .The sleep of reason begats
monsters. Imagination abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters:
united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the source of their
wonders." For a painter who worked so obsessively at evoking
the spectral and dreamlike, the caption may be appear as a warning
03. No assemblage of dreams can be complete without
the Wish Fulfillment Dream of the Tourist - a movie montage of exotic
sights (Yashmak to the fore) - here represented by an advertisement for
MARTIN aircraft June 1943, "Tomorrow the World is Yours". "Your
ticket to Romance is a US War Bond..." is the unlikely copy line.
18 x 24cms.