Friday, 9 December 2011

Faery Dance

John Henry Fuseli: The shepherds dream

Fairy elves,
Whose midnight revels, by a forest side
Or fountain, some belated peasant sees,
Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon
Sits arbitress

John Milton
Paradise Lost.

(Fuseli portrays the dreaming shepherd, while above him floats a vision of dancing fairies emerging from the darkness. With linked arms and rhythmic forms, echoed in the flowing folds)

(L.V. Beethoven: Violin concerto in D Major)
(One of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written)