Salvador Dali ~ “Othello Dreaming Venice”, 1982 “ Shakespeare’s Othello, as imagined by Dali, is enigmatic and can be interpreted in many ways. Perhaps it is Othello dreaming about something and stuck.
Surrealism surged during the and art copied dreams. Fantasy and imagination were paramount, and drugs were often involved. Here is a Dali piece; Dali and Schiaparelli were friends who played off each other's ideas. “The Horseman of Death”, Salvador Dalí.