Poem of the Soul, Nightmare  

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Poem of the Soul, Nightmare (1854) by Louis Janmot
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Poem of the Soul, Nightmare (1854) by Louis Janmot

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Nightmare (1854) is a painting by Louis Janmot from the Poem of the Soul cycle. The painting depicts a running woman, who holds a fainted or dead child in her arms. She is running after another child, who is clearly scared and is about to run into an abyss. Four men are looking into the scene from windows outside. Perhaps the woman is a personification of death?

A detail of the painting is reproduced on the cover of Les peintres du fantastique of André Barret.

Other significant paintings depicting dreams in art include Jacob's Ladder[1] (c. 1800) by William Blake, The Nightmare (1781) by Henry Fuseli and The Sleep of Reason (1799) by Goya.

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