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Fantasy Art is, simply put, [[CaptainObvious art that has fantastical motives and themes.]] The motives are often of [[OralTradition folkloric]] or [[{{Mythology}} mythological]] nature, or inspired by FantasyLiterature.

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Fantasy Art is, simply put, [[CaptainObvious art that has fantastical motives and themes.]] themes. The motives are often of [[OralTradition folkloric]] or [[{{Mythology}} mythological]] nature, or inspired by FantasyLiterature.



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Its rise is closely tied with that of FantasyLiterature, too: The artistic genre became popular around the same time as the literary one, when copies of Literature/TheLordOfTheRings illustrated by Barbara Remington, Pauline Baynes or the Hildebrandt brothers were wildly popular, which was around TheSeventies.

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Its rise is closely tied with that of FantasyLiterature, too: The artistic genre became popular around the same time as the literary one, when copies of Literature/TheLordOfTheRings ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' illustrated by Barbara Remington, Pauline Baynes or the Hildebrandt brothers were wildly popular, which was around TheSeventies.


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Fantasy Art is, simply put, [[CaptainObvious art that has fantastical motives and themes.]] The motives are often of [[OralTradition of folkloric]] or [[{{Mythology}} mythological]] nature, or inspired by FantasyLiterature.

Actually, as with FantasyLiterature, it is much more simple to define what it is ''not''. The style of different artists who would all be considered fantasy artists can differ wildly, ranging from photo realistic to [[FantasyAnimeAndManga Anime]]. There is no specific medium to it, it can be a painting as well as a photograph or an installation. There have always and everywhere been artists portraying the fantastic, so it is not tied to a specific time or cultural circle. It is not surrealism, dream rt or religious art, however fantastic they may be.

Its rise is closely tied with that of FantasyLiterature, too: The artistic genre became poplar around the same time as the literary one, when copies of Literature/TheLordOfTheRings illustrated by Barbara Remington, Pauline Baynes or the Hildebrandt brothers were wildly poplar, which was around TheSeventies.

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Fantasy Art is, simply put, [[CaptainObvious art that has fantastical motives and themes.]] The motives are often of [[OralTradition of folkloric]] or [[{{Mythology}} mythological]] nature, or inspired by FantasyLiterature.

Actually, as with FantasyLiterature, it is much more simple to define what it is ''not''. The style of different artists who would all be considered fantasy artists can differ wildly, ranging from photo realistic to [[FantasyAnimeAndManga Anime]]. There is no specific medium to it, it can be a painting as well as a photograph or an installation. There have always and everywhere been artists portraying the fantastic, so it is not tied to a specific time or cultural circle. It is not surrealism, dream rt art or religious art, however fantastic they may be.

Its rise is closely tied with that of FantasyLiterature, too: The artistic genre became poplar popular around the same time as the literary one, when copies of Literature/TheLordOfTheRings illustrated by Barbara Remington, Pauline Baynes or the Hildebrandt brothers were wildly poplar, popular, which was around TheSeventies.


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* BrianFroud

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Fantasy Art is, simply put, [[CaptainObvious art that has fantastical motives and themes.]] The motives are often of [[OralTradition of folkloric]] or [[{{Mythology}} mythological]] nature, or inspired by FantasyLiterature.

Actually, as with FantasyLiterature, it is much more simple to define what it is ''not''. The style of different artists who would all be considered fantasy artists can differ wildly, ranging from photo realistic to [[FantasyAnimeAndManga Anime]]. There is no specific medium to it, it can be a painting as well as a photograph or an installation. There have always and everywhere been artists portraying the fantastic, so it is not tied to a specific time or cultural circle. It is not surrealism, dream rt or religious art, however fantastic they may be.

Its rise is closely tied with that of FantasyLiterature, too: The artistic genre became poplar around the same time as the literary one, when copies of Literature/TheLordOfTheRings illustrated by Barbara Remington, Pauline Baynes or the Hildebrandt brothers were wildly poplar, which was around TheSeventies.

To the grief of many fans of FantasyLiterature, though, examples of very [[ClicheStorm clichéd]], [[UnfortunateImplications sexist]] and flat-out [[CoversAlwaysLie not fitting]] fantasy art kept being slapped onto book covers in many countries, but it has become better in recent years, when artists were employed to illustrate covers specifically for that one novel.

Its roots lie perhaps in the religious illustrations of pre-Christian times, but even moreso in the strange and even unnerving paintings by Creator/HieronymusBosch, the wild and imaginative art of Creator/WilliamBlake and the wanderlust inducing pictures by Caspar David Friedrich, to name just a few. Another, more modern, influence is the surrealism by Creator/SalvadorDali and others. Usually, the term ''Fantasy Art'' gets only applied to modern art from the second half of the 20th century onwards.

Artists of this genre include:
* Julie Dillon
* BrianFroud
* HRGiger
* Creator/PaulKidby
* Creator/HayaoMiyazaki
* Luis Royo

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