Recereating Fuseli’s ‘The Nightmare’ | Matt Giraud Photography

A Nightmare homage

What do you get when you cross a Stay Home Order, cabin fever, and someone who drapes so elegantly in an ivory crepe empire waist dress? If you guessed “recreate Fuseli’s ‘The Nightmare’ with a stuffed animal and an ancient chihuahua,” boy, how’d you do that? That’s correct!

Note the heirloom-quality gold brooch, which my friend proudly fashioned from cardboard and a few dabs of acrylic paint. She wears it for Buddy (her chihuahua), who while a fussy eater and a little drooly, is more of a love demon than a nightmare, even Photoshopped to three times his size.