Fantastic paintings is a genre of fine art that depicts magical or other supernatural themes, ideas, creatures or settings. Fantastic art is often intended to represent specific characters or scenes from works of fantasy literature. Depictions of ancient
myths and legends
, as well as depictions of modern day fantasy in the form of divine interventions and other magical
or supernatural forces, are very common elements, and help distinguish the fantastic oil painting from other forms. Dragons
and other fantastical and mythical creatures are common features in magic stories.
Fantastic paintings can are easily recognizable due to their strong ties to manga and graphic novels. There is a strong tie in to fantasy that has helped it build a following, similar to fantasy paintings of the same type. Fantastic oil paintings touch on artistic areas that may otherwise be taboo, and have very little limits in their subject matter. The actual roots of the genre can be found in Surrealism and even in the Victorian era, mimicking action oriented paintings and paintings that had large amounts of symbolism. One of the biggest names in fantastic paintings is Yves Tanguy, a French painter from the 1900’s. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.