THE MARE OF THE NIGHT

jument
LA JUMENT DE LA NUIT

pen and watercolour on paper
2009 - 170 x 110 mm

WORK IN PROGRESS

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Jument is a French word for a female horse, which is , in English a mare. Nuit is Night, so this is the literally translation of the word Nightmare. Fuseli has little or nothing to do with this one.
But there is a link between mare and the old Latin word for a lake or a sea. Ie: Mare Frigoris, one of the craters on the Moon. The Moon influences sleep and dreams.
Linking words can indeed be very inspiring, and sometimes even lead to something interestingly enough to muse on whilst drawing.