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Thread: When did Fantasy Art may have started?

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    Question When did Fantasy Art may have started?

    Apart from the various monsters and devils depictions You could find in either some Italian and Flemish ancient painting masters, I would show You a painting which stunned me with its fantasy art-like style modernity.
    Does anyone know by whom and when it was painted? This is not that easy indeed.
    As a help, I can only say that some Venitian painters imaginary views (called "capricci") actually anticipating todays' Fantasy Landscape Paintings, came sensibly later. (a couple of them herebelow too)
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    Hail O Caesar O Mighty One Liked to have ago at all 3. For the sheer fun of it plus

    To see what a mess I can get into .... ...Slainte

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    For Caesar

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capriccio_(art), Caesar, found this on the web, not sure if you have read this but wanted to send it to you, started in 1740 by Canaletto

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    Here they are, dear ATP! Thanks!

    http://insubriagallery.files.wordpre...ir-dolorum.jpg

    http://www.pitturare.com/canaletto/canaletto-77.jpg

    http://www.frammentiarte.it/dal%20Go...o%20veneto.jpg


    You're right, dear Pat! The landscapes are two "capricci", one by Canaletto, the other by Bernardo Bellotto. There were 4,5 great Venitian masters of views in XVIII century. They painted views, either of towns such as Venice then also Dresda, London etc., but also imaginary architecturs and places.
    They were most appreciated by foreign diplomatics and tourists coming in Italy for the so called Gran Tour, a must for any noble or educated gentleman from European countries. They used to buy these quite expensive oils postcards . British, in particular, loved them very much.
    The first one, though, as amazing as it may sound, is a 1499 dated painting by Bartolomeo Suardi, called the Bramantino (so called because he elaborated the monumentality of Bramante with the sensibility of the people and the painting School of Lombardy, one of the several main Italian regions rich of absolutely unique masterpieces)
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    Thanks for the info Caesar, I did not have the time to check it out when I looked it up but will look more into it later

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    Amazing paintings Cesare, and also the question. I had not thought about it. I would like to research as well.

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