Slumber Video (DVD)

Slumber Video (DVD)
In art, the depiction of people asleep comes with many symbols, meanings and techniques to create just the right tone.
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The idea of sleep has infiltrated the arts in many ways over the centuries. In this 27-minute video, find out how sleep has been depicted over time and the various symbols that have been used to evoke images of it in art works. From sculptures and engravings to paintings and film, slumber has been depicted artistically in many ways. In this film, find out about its depiction from the Middle Ages through the middle of the 20th century. Many depictions of sleep are women sleeping either nude or partially nude. The voyeurism inherent in picturing women sleeping is explored in this film as is the eroticism that is often present. Using symbols like bedding being tangled, curtains dividing the space and veils in the background are all a part of this type of artwork. The depiction of dreams is also touched on in this film from 2000. View a Preview Clip
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