The origin of the art work can be based on many places. It is seen that dreams also constitute an important resource for artists by inspiring many works. In this article, dream-themed works of artists from different periods and styles are analyzed. In the study, Giotto di Bondone, Nicolas Dipre, Georges de La Tour, Henry Fuseli, Francisco de Goya, Jean Jules Antoine Lecomte du Nouy, William Blake, Utagawa Toyokuni, Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes, Odilon Redon, Henri Rousseau, Salvador Dali , Henry Matisse and Frida Kahlo's dream concept works were evaluated. While evaluating the works, the sources of the dream-themed works were searched. It has been determined that the works originate from religious, psychological, literary and cultural influences. Artists have revealed the phenomenon of dream by blending it with the plastic of the painting within their own period features and original sensitivities. The concept of dream and its effect in terms of creating plastic language were examined within the data obtained by literature review and qualitative research methods. The findings obtained are important as they will contribute to the art world and shed light on the period.
Keywords: Dreams, plastic art, the source of art