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Dreams in Art and Blurred Realities | Gothic Fantasy

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

‘A series of images, thoughts, and emotions, often with a story-like quality, generated by mental activity during sleep’: this is the definition of a dream given by the Oxford English Dictionary. We’ve all experienced it, that bizarre state between wakefulness and sleep (or between lengthy snooze alarms), when REM sleep has had just enough time to set in and pelt you with the strangest sequence of ideas – images sometimes mundane, sometimes fantastical, but always disconcertingly removed from reality. Frightening and exhilarating, that delightfully ambiguous state when the mind is not fully itself is when logic is distorted, traditional paths of thought are muddled and the mind is open to everything. There, there be monsters. The unrestrained creative world of dreams offers endless possibilities for the imagination, and such realms provide the most intriguing, thrilling and in many ways the most beautiful material for art. 

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Topics: Josephine Wall, gothic dreams

Celestial Art, Inspiration and Gothic Dreams | Josephine Wall

Posted by Matt Knight

Josephine Wall is a world-renowned artist who has become extremely popular due to her spectacular celestial art. So much of her life has been dedicated to her family and to her paintings. Her fairies, dragons, mermaids and other mythical creatures dive into the imaginations of many individuals. In fact, her fantastical paintings inspire people around the world to paint their own pictures and create their own fantasy worlds. So Josephine Wall is tremendously inspiring, but what inspires her to create these outstanding pieces of art? Today we are going to take a closer look into the personal world of Josephine Wall. 

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Topics: Josephine Wall, gothic dreams

Josephine Wall, Painter of Dreams | Fantasy Art

Posted by Matt Knight

Dreams can transport us to entirely new worlds and universes. Waking up from dreams can sometimes be the most disappointing part of one’s day, especially if it was a vivid fantasy on a peaceful, romantic land – away from the polluted air, the irritable, fluxed traffic and the overbearing paperwork on your desk. On the other hand, a good dream can turn around one’s day completely. Unfortunately, as it stands we are subject to the whims of our subconscious and never fully in control of which turns our dreams will take. It’s amazing to think that technology can do just about anything besides place us where we really want to be – though that may be about to change. For now perhaps the closest we can get to reliving our night time fantasies is through our relationship with art, and this is where Josephine Wall and her our new Gothic Dreams book Celestial Art comes into play. 

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Topics: Josephine Wall, fantasy art

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