(1741 - 1825)
John Henry Fuseli was active/lived in Switzerland, England, United Kingdom. John Fuseli is known for Romantic painting, themes of horror and eroticism.
by John Opie
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To have influenced a great artist may not make a painter great, but it does help make him interesting; probably no one had more impact on William Blake than John Henry Fuseli. To look at Blake's nudes and then at Fuseli's, with their rhetorical gestures and armor-plate muscles, is to sense this. Reckon in Fuseli's eccentricities, which though irreligious were akin to Blake's own, and it seems clear why the younger Blake spared Fuseli the contempt he felt for nearly every other English artist of his day.
Fuseli painted and drew like a man possessed; his images are full of paranoia. He was suspected of being both a Turk and a Jew; he was neither. He was born Johann Heinrich Fussli in Zurich in 1741, the son of a
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