Photo caption: Artist Dimitra Milan exemplifies the idea expressed by Vincent Van Gogh, “I dream my painting and I paint my dream,” in many of her paintings. “Night Beauty,” pictured above, was dreamt by the collector, before she ever saw it!
For the artist, finding the right inspiration for drawing and painting means the difference between making a world-changing art and just making ho-hum art. While inspiration is all around us, there is one source of art inspiration that has been with artists all their lives: their dreams.
In fact, dreams have played such an important role in art that many a painting, drawing or sculpture has arisen out of these nocturnal activities, and for artists like the Surrealists, this is especially so!
However, that doesn’t mean that only the Surrealists of yesterday use their dreams as inspiration for drawing and painting. Today, many exceptional paintings, including some that are produced by students here at the Milan Art Institute. These exceptional works of art show the possibilities that dream-inspiration can offer.
If you’re interested in making your dreams into a painting or series of paintings, then read on.
As an artist, you have the sensitivity and keen ability to see beyond the surface. You may already have an awareness of this, or this could be something that is buried deep within your mind, waiting to be acknowledged.
Maybe, you believe that only some artists, like the Surrealists, can wield deeply symbolic and impactful meanings in their work, and your own art can never be anything more than “pretty.” This is FALSE!
Every artist is given insightful abilities in order to create deeply moving art that inspires the world.
One of the main ways that artists uncover important inspiration for their work is through their dreams. Everyone dreams at night, and these images store a wealth of mysterious and vital material to pull from. These dream-inspired works make for some powerful artwork.
Dreams are prophetic. All artists have the ability to tap into this gift. BUt to do this, you must learn the symbolic language of dreams and use them as inspiration to powerfully paint your dreams.
To hone in on this mysterious gift that leads society forward can be exciting, but it can also be confusing and intimidating. When it comes to dreams, interpretation is key.
Here are some helpful tips and principles to remember when interpreting dreams.
Dreams can provide insightful revelations that not only benefit you, but the rest of the world as your art continues to deliver deep and important messages.
Like divine poetry, they will lead others to uplifting conclusions about various situations in life, and it’s such a privilege to be able to translate the mystery and value of your dreams to canvas.
For more tips on using your dreams as inspiration, think about trying out a free membership for Art Club, Milan Art Institute’s social learning platform.
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