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"The fantasy illustrator takes the pictorial conventions of realistic portrayal and then manipulates and inverts them to create marvellous worlds for which there can be no earthly analogy" 1
Fantasy art has been a part of all human society throughout history. It is found in 'abnormal' forms, folklore, mythology, fairytales, religion and science fiction. Fantasy art is a genre that has evolved through the past centuries. Many could say the start could be found in surrealism, however mythological stories are based in fantasy, as it helps you tap into your unconscious mind and explore meanings to things you could never imagine. This essay will help us understand what leads us to present fantasy art factors such as films, media ... etc. may have effected this.
Fantasy has always existed in people's thoughts throughout time. All ideas and stories of fantasy have been developed and shown through art and fantasy literature both have always been and still are very strongly linked. With recent hits of 'new age' themes and a high interest in fantasy. Fantasy art is now one of the most profitable areas in art. Fantasy artists, great modern artists enjoy the
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