Artists over the ages have used sleep and dreams as a theme for their art projects...
'El Sueno de la Razon Produce Monstrous' by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes 1797/1798
Puvis de Chavannes: The Dream, 1883
'Mary J. MacDonald dreaming of her father [George MacDonald] and brother Ronald'
'Headthinker V' by Laura Ford
Various art movements make strong associations between dreams and art:
See Symbolism and Expressionism and Surrealism.
Links to Art + Dreams:
Marc Chagall The Dream 1939
Dreams, Illusions and Memory:
Sleeping and Dreaming
Henry Fuseli / Satan Starting from the Touch of Ithuriel's Spear 1779
Concept of Dreaming in Aboriginal Art
Contemporary artists continue to explore dream imagery through a range of media...
You Were in My Dream
Robert Wilson Installation : Perchance to Dream
© Mark Ryden - The Snow Yak Show, Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2009