The Dreamer | Karl Wiener | 1929

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Size: 8"x12"

"The Dreamer" by Karl Wiener, painted around 1929, delves into the world of the subconscious, typical of the art movements of the time that were fascinated with dreams and the psyche. This evocative piece portrays a solitary, somewhat androgynous figure caught in a moment of introspection or reverie. The scene is set in a dark, oppressive space that could be interpreted as a corridor or an alley, lined with towering, monolithic structures that loom over the central character. The figure's pose is peculiar, with one leg raised and a hand touching the face in a contemplative manner, suggesting deep thought or the state of being lost in a dream. Around the character, surreal elements abound: disembodied faces, one with a tranquil expression and the other a skull, occupy niches in the walls, representing perhaps the dreamer's thoughts on life and mortality. A full moon shines in the dark sky, casting a supernatural glow and giving the composition an otherworldly ambiance. Birds, possibly night creatures like bats, flutter in the air, enhancing the sense of a nocturnal and dream-like environment. At the figure's feet, a cat sits observing, a traditional symbol of mystery and the supernatural. The contrast between light and shadow is stark, with the figure illuminated against the darkness, possibly signifying the light of consciousness within the dark recesses of the mind.

 

Print:

A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasizes different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints include a .25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 

 

Our Eco Credentials Include:

  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
  • Local fulfilment reduces carbon emissions
  • Contains no plastic

 

Sizes:

8 x 12 Inches = 20.3 cm x 30.5 cm 

12 x 18 Inches = 30.5 cm x 45.7 cm

16 x 24 Inches = 40.6 cm x 60.1 cm