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Dreamtime Collection

"Dreamtime: Exploring the Aboriginal Art of Australia and the Pacific" Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Dreamtime

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Painting from the Dreamtime, Aboriginal art, Australia, Pacific

Painting from the Dreamtime, Aboriginal art, Australia, Pacific

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Paintings from the Dreamtime, Australia, Pacific

Paintings from the Dreamtime, Australia, Pacific

Background imageDreamtime Collection: A posthumous portrait of Dickens and his characters; Dickenss Dream, 1875 (oil on canvas)

A posthumous portrait of Dickens and his characters; Dickenss Dream, 1875 (oil on canvas)
3071349 A posthumous portrait of Dickens and his characters; Dickenss Dream, 1875 (oil on canvas) by Buss, Robert William (1804-75); 70x89 cm; Charles Dickens Museum, London

Background imageDreamtime Collection: A dream painting with snakes of the Walpiri Tribe, Australia, Pacific

A dream painting with snakes of the Walpiri Tribe, Australia, Pacific

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Aerial photography of the West Macdonnell Ranges west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory Austraila

Aerial photography of the West Macdonnell Ranges west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory Austraila
Aerial photography over West MacDonell Ranges, Northern Territory Australia showing the outback and desert red color

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Illustration pour 'Le Livre de la Marquise'de Franz Blei (Illustration for the Book of Marquise by)

Illustration pour "Le Livre de la Marquise"de Franz Blei (Illustration for the Book of Marquise by Franz Blei)
FIA5370167 Illustration pour " Le Livre de la Marquise" de Franz Blei (Illustration for the Book of Marquise by Franz Blei) (une marquise, seins nus)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Our artists waking dream of a street in Northwich (litho)

Our artists waking dream of a street in Northwich (litho)
3658220 Our artists waking dream of a street in Northwich (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Our artists waking dream of a street in Northwich)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Jacobs Dream (colour litho)

Jacobs Dream (colour litho)
6020238 Jacobs Dream (colour litho) by Margetson, William Henry (1861-1940) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Jacobs Dream. Genesis 28)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: The Scott Centenary, a Dream of the Waverley Novels (engraving)

The Scott Centenary, a Dream of the Waverley Novels (engraving)
1625847 The Scott Centenary, a Dream of the Waverley Novels (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Scott Centenary, a Dream of the Waverley Novels)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: I Dreamt I Slept At Madame Tussauds (engraving)

I Dreamt I Slept At Madame Tussauds (engraving)
5997847 I Dreamt I Slept At Madame Tussauds (engraving) by Cruikshank, George (1792-1878); Private Collection; (add.info.: I Dreamt I Slept At Madame Tussaud s)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: The dreams of Joseph excite his Brothers jealousy (colour litho)

The dreams of Joseph excite his Brothers jealousy (colour litho)
8623862 The dreams of Joseph excite his Brothers jealousy (colour litho) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The dreams of Joseph excite his Brothers jealousy)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: The Kiss (engraving)

The Kiss (engraving)
8634545 The Kiss (engraving) by Sanctis, Giuseppe De (1858-1924); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Kiss. Illustration for Illustrated Modern Art and Literature, 1894/95.); © Look and Learn

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Day Dreams (engraving)

Day Dreams (engraving)
8631739 Day Dreams (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Day Dreams. Illustration for Birthday Keepsake by H Wood Smith (James B Knapp)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Cricketer dreaming of past victories (litho)

Cricketer dreaming of past victories (litho)
8625957 Cricketer dreaming of past victories (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cricketer dreaming of past victories)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: ' La smorfia ': chart illustrating the associations of numbers 5, 6

" La smorfia ": chart illustrating the associations of numbers 5, 6, 7 and 8 has some objects revered
FGL5464839 " La smorfia ": chart illustrating the associations of numbers 5, 6, 7 and 8 has some objects revered, in order to play the lottery numbers

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Schema based on Aristotle's theory that dreams would have a psychological basis

Schema based on Aristotle's theory that dreams would have a psychological basis. Engraving of the 16th century
FGL5496185 Schema based on Aristotle's theory that dreams would have a psychological basis. Engraving of the 16th century.; Fototeca Gilardi

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Polly's Clown, 1946 (oil on canvasboard)

Polly's Clown, 1946 (oil on canvasboard)
651156 Polly's Clown, 1946 (oil on canvasboard) by Shinn, Everett (1876-1953); 40.2x30.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Polly's Clown. Everett Shinn (1876-1953). Oil on canvasboard

Background imageDreamtime Collection: The Dream of Paris, 1536 (oil on panel)

The Dream of Paris, 1536 (oil on panel)
5859904 The Dream of Paris, 1536 (oil on panel) by Gerung or Gerou, Matthias (c.1500-68/70); The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA; (add.info.: by Matthias Gerung)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Girl, reading and daydreaming (colour litho)

Girl, reading and daydreaming (colour litho)
8641358 Girl, reading and daydreaming (colour litho) by Barnes, Robert (1840-95); Private Collection; (add.info.: Girl, reading and daydreaming)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Anticipation (chromolitho)

Anticipation (chromolitho)
8635487 Anticipation (chromolitho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Anticipation, woman dreaming of her suitors. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Illustration for Dreams, Dances, and Disappointments (colour litho)

Illustration for Dreams, Dances, and Disappointments (colour litho)
8646744 Illustration for Dreams, Dances, and Disappointments (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Illustration for Dreams, Dances)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Am catching them in my dreams (colour litho)

Am catching them in my dreams (colour litho)
8656590 Am catching them in my dreams (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: "Am catching them in my dreams." Man dreaming of a giant fish)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Do you believe in dreams? (colour litho)

Do you believe in dreams? (colour litho)
8656474 Do you believe in dreams? (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Colonel: "Do you believe in dreams)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Illustration for The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawn (litho)

Illustration for The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawn (litho)
8663419 Illustration for The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawn (litho) by Robinson, William Heath (1872-1944) ; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire (b/w photo)

Stokesay Castle, Shropshire (b/w photo)
8624898 Stokesay Castle, Shropshire (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Separation from Church and State: ' the dream of exile' religious in exile, embodiment of the Faith

Separation from Church and State: " the dream of exile" religious in exile, embodiment of the Faith
JAB5037328 Separation from Church and State: " the dream of exile" religious in exile, embodiment of the Faith, complacent in its role as victim, claiming to be arrested by a peacekeeper

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Book cover of Imaginary worlds and Real worlds by Camille Flammarion (print)

Book cover of Imaginary worlds and Real worlds by Camille Flammarion (print)
PCT4257011 Book cover of Imaginary worlds and Real worlds by Camille Flammarion (print); (add.info.: Ernest Flammarion bookshop, edition 1905 (first edition = 1865)); © Patrice Cartier

Background imageDreamtime Collection: The Charivari, Satirical in N & B, 1879_9_16: The Dream of Basil - Anticlericalism

The Charivari, Satirical in N & B, 1879_9_16: The Dream of Basil - Anticlericalism, Religion - Dominating Eg - Ravens
ICA4943399 The Charivari, Satirical in N & B, 1879_9_16: The Dream of Basil - Anticlericalism, Religion - Dominating Eg - Ravens, Jesuites; (add.info.: The Charivari, Satirical in N & B)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: La Caricature (1830) politique, Satirique en N & B, 1831_7_21

La Caricature (1830) politique, Satirique en N & B, 1831_7_21: Nightmare du Prefet de Police - Marianne
ICA4931827 La Caricature (1830) politique, Satirique en N & B, 1831_7_21: Nightmare du Prefet de Police - Marianne, Charles X - Illustration by Jean Ignace Gerard (Grandville) (1803-1847); (add.info)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Le Triboulet, 1886_6_6 - Illustration by Pierre-Albert Douat BlassJ. (1847-1892)

Le Triboulet, 1886_6_6 - Illustration by Pierre-Albert Douat BlassJ. (1847-1892)
ICA4929382 Le Triboulet, 1886_6_6 - Illustration by Pierre-Albert Douat BlassJ. (1847-1892): A Nightmare - Colonization Colonialism Colonies, Tunisia, Tonkin - Ferry Jules, Bat - Reve, Animalisation

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Guardian angel watching over a sleeping girl. 19th century colour engraving

Guardian angel watching over a sleeping girl. 19th century colour engraving
NWI4914925 Guardian angel watching over a sleeping girl. 19th century colour engraving; (add.info.: Guardian angel watching over a sleeping girl)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: First World War: France, Patriotic Map showing a photograph of General Joffre next to a drawing

First World War: France, Patriotic Map showing a photograph of General Joffre next to a drawing representing the French
LUX4740896 First World War: France, Patriotic Map showing a photograph of General Joffre next to a drawing representing the French republic collecting Alsace and Lorraine

Background imageDreamtime Collection: First World War: France, Patriotic Map showing an Alpine hunter thinking of his fiancee during a

First World War: France, Patriotic Map showing an Alpine hunter thinking of his fiancee during a guard, 1915
LUX4742725 First World War: France, Patriotic Map showing an Alpine hunter thinking of his fiancee during a guard, 1915; (add.info.: World War I - War 14-18 (1914-1918) - World War I (WWI or WW1)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: First World War: France, Patriotic Map showing the reunion of France and Alsace

First World War: France, Patriotic Map showing the reunion of France and Alsace
LUX4739315 First World War: France, Patriotic Map showing the reunion of France and Alsace, titled: Le Reve de Deroulede with poem and profile of the writer

Background imageDreamtime Collection: First World War: France, Patriotic Map showing a little boy dresses as a soldier

First World War: France, Patriotic Map showing a little boy dresses as a soldier
LUX4738365 First World War: France, Patriotic Map showing a little boy dresses as a soldier and looking behind a rock the enemy with his rifle, above a little girl sleeping in his bed, 1916

Background imageDreamtime Collection: First World War: France, Postcard showing a drawing of hairy admiring three young women in

First World War: France, Postcard showing a drawing of hairy admiring three young women in the stars and saying
LUX4735372 First World War: France, Postcard showing a drawing of hairy admiring three young women in the stars and saying: "Three for me alone wouldn't scare me"

Background imageDreamtime Collection: First World War: France, A soldier in an idyllic decor of the front thinks of his fiance, 1916

First World War: France, A soldier in an idyllic decor of the front thinks of his fiance, 1916, thought of love
LUX4734964 First World War: France, A soldier in an idyllic decor of the front thinks of his fiance, 1916, thought of love; (add.info)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: First World War: France, A little girl thinks of her father holding a French flag

First World War: France, A little girl thinks of her father holding a French flag and playing with an Alsatian doll
LUX4735314 First World War: France, A little girl thinks of her father holding a French flag and playing with an Alsatian doll

Background imageDreamtime Collection: First World War: France, Postcard showing a young girl seeing in her dream soldiers running for

First World War: France, Postcard showing a young girl seeing in her dream soldiers running for victory
LUX4734913 First World War: France, Postcard showing a young girl seeing in her dream soldiers running for victory and titled " the dream"

Background imageDreamtime Collection: First World War: France, Carte humorous et draw showing the dream of hairy, 1917, pinard, perlot

First World War: France, Carte humorous et draw showing the dream of hairy, 1917, pinard, perlot, pageot, paxon
LUX4734617 First World War: France, Carte humorous et draw showing the dream of hairy, 1917, pinard, perlot, pageot, paxon, godmother

Background imageDreamtime Collection: First World War: France, An angel watches over the child who dreves of his father

First World War: France, An angel watches over the child who dreves of his father, a soldier's helmet in hand, 1915
LUX4735452 First World War: France, An angel watches over the child who dreves of his father, a soldier's helmet in hand

Background imageDreamtime Collection: First World War: France, A little girl thinks of her father holding a French flag

First World War: France, A little girl thinks of her father holding a French flag and playing with an Alsatian doll
LUX4735329 First World War: France, A little girl thinks of her father holding a French flag and playing with an Alsatian doll

Background imageDreamtime Collection: First World War: France, Postcard showing a woman dreamt of an alpine hunter, 1916

First World War: France, Postcard showing a woman dreamt of an alpine hunter, 1916
LUX4734823 First World War: France, Postcard showing a woman dreamt of an alpine hunter, 1916; (add.info.: First World War - War 14-18 (1914-1918) - World War I (WWI or WW1): France

Background imageDreamtime Collection: O Bottom, thou art changed'. Snout and Quince, seeing Bottom the weaver seeing the ass-head for

O Bottom, thou art changed'. Snout and Quince, seeing Bottom the weaver seeing the ass-head for the first time
537928 O Bottom, thou art changed'. Snout and Quince, seeing Bottom the weaver seeing the ass-head for the first time

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Grandgousier, father of Gargantua, 19th century (engraving)

Grandgousier, father of Gargantua, 19th century (engraving)
2102117 Grandgousier, father of Gargantua, 19th century (engraving); (add.info.: Literature. "Grandgousier, father of Gargantua". Monster. Pot shaped body)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Monster, 19th century (engraving)

Monster, 19th century (engraving)
2102134 Monster, 19th century (engraving); (add.info.: Literature. Monster. Barrel shaped body. Engraving (facsimile) in: Les songes drolatiques de Pantagruel (The Capricious Dreams of Pantagruel)

Background imageDreamtime Collection: Picrochole, 19th century (engraving)

Picrochole, 19th century (engraving)
2102132 Picrochole, 19th century (engraving); (add.info.: Literature. "Picrochole". Monster. Engraving (facsimile) in

Background imageDreamtime Collection: The Inquisition, 19th century (engraving)

The Inquisition, 19th century (engraving)
2102129 The Inquisition, 19th century (engraving); (add.info.: Literature. "The Inquisition". Monster. Tambourine shaped body charlatan)




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"Dreamtime: Exploring the Aboriginal Art of Australia and the Pacific" Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Dreamtime, where ancient stories come alive through vibrant paintings. Originating from the indigenous cultures of Australia and the Pacific, these artworks offer a glimpse into a rich heritage that spans thousands of years. Intricate designs adorn each canvas, reflecting the profound connection between nature and spirituality. From mesmerizing dot paintings to bold brushstrokes depicting sacred animals, every stroke carries deep meaning rooted in ancestral wisdom. One such masterpiece is "Painting from the Dreamtime, " an extraordinary portrayal of creation myths passed down through generations. It transports us to a realm where spirits shape landscapes with their divine touch, reminding us of our place within this vast universe. The Walpiri Tribe's dream painting enchants with its serpentine motifs intertwining across the canvas. Snakes symbolize both danger and renewal in Aboriginal culture, inviting contemplation on life's cyclical nature and our own transformative journeys. Beyond traditional depictions lies unexpected inspiration – like "I Dreamt I Slept At Madame Tussauds. " This intriguing engraving invites us into a surreal reverie where wax figures come alive under moonlit skies, blurring lines between reality and fantasy. Aerial photography captures another facet of dreamscape as we soar above West Macdonnell Ranges near Alice Springs. The breathtaking landscape unfolds beneath us like an ethereal vision; it reminds us that even Mother Earth has her own dreams waiting to be discovered. Artists often find inspiration beyond their homeland too – as seen in "Our artists waking dream of a street in Northwich. " This lithograph reveals how dreams can transcend borders, transporting creative minds across oceans as they reimagine distant places with vivid imagination. Dreams have long fueled artistic expression throughout history - evident in works like "Jacob's Dream" or "The Scott Centenary.