Fantasy art can be characterised by subject matter, which portrays non-realistic, mystical, mythical or folkloric subjects or events, and style. Fantasy has been an integral part of paintings since its beginnings, but has been important in mannerism
, magic realist painting, romantic art
, and surrealism. In French, the genre is called le fantastique, in English
it is sometimes referred to as visionary art, grotesque art or mannerist art. Salvador Dalí famously said: "the only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad". -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.