Christoph Becker Editor
Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich, Switzerland, 2005, English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
ISBN: 9783858817037

From the Publisher. This lavishly illustrated volume examines the complete oeuvre of Henry Fuseli (Johann Heinrich Füssli, 1741–1825), who was famous for his romantic illustrations of the works of William Shakespeare and John Milton.

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Alexander Haldemann

Füssli, the Wild Swiss is a retrospective of the work of the Swiss painter Johann Heinrich Füssli. Füssli moved around a lot, and lived and worked in Switzerland as well as France, Italy, Germany, and England, not only speaking and writing in those languages, but adapting himself to those cultures. In fact he would even alter his name to conform to the culture he was living in, such as changing it from Füssli to Fuseli to sound more Italian. What inspires me about Füssli is that he had an international consciousness—expressed in his art—in the 18th century, decades before direct flights and the Internet would make that an easy thing to do. He did it when it was hard.

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