Step Into My Fantasy 

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In  a world where art is an expression of the imagination I would like you to join me in a small tour of fantasy and midevil works of art. Staring dragons, mermaid and knights I would like you to keep an open mind and discover the beauty in the arts. Join me, will you? Great! Let us begin.....  

Dragons, Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi, ca. 1833, From the collection of: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Let's start with an artwork from the Edo period. This particular work is in my gallery for a couple of reasons; 1. Chinese styled dragons are very majestic, 2. Dragons are straight fantasy, agreed?
alley dragon, Shida, 2013/2013, From the collection of: All Those Shapes
Next up is a street styled dragon from Australia. This dragon is in my gallery as a fresh look on an old "tail", the modernized way this dragon was painted is very pleasing to me.
Dragon, Prateep Kochabua, 2007, From the collection of: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA BANGKOK)
The three-headed dragon, a classic. There is so much beauty in this painting I had to have it. The color and the "reflection" on the dragon scales is magnificent.
Sir Arthegal, the Knight of Justice, with Talus, the Iron Man (from Spenser's `Faerie Queene'), John Hamilton Mortimer, 1778, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Next we have a midevil styled painting with knights on a journey, made for Queen Elizabeth, this painting is a wonderful example of knights on a quest. Typical start to many books, right?
Saint George and the Dragon, Raphael, c. 1506, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Ah a Raphael... Story is, Saint George saved a pagan kings daughter by slaying a dragon in front of a village, convincing them to convert to Christianity. Perfect addition if I do say so myself.
The Mermaid, Frederick Stuart Church, c. 1881, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
This etching brings a new creature into our little fantasy world. Mermaids, so we now have creatures of Earth, fire, and sea. Mermaids are always a pleasing addition to any fantasy.
Titania, Bottom and the Fairies, Henry Fuseli, 1793/1794, From the collection of: Kunsthaus Zürich
Whimsical fairies; beautiful, clever and sometimes tricky, this gallery would not be complete without them. The use of implied lighting in this painting is rather pleasing, with all the focus central.
Don Quixote, Sung, Dong Hun, 1993, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
This statue of Don Quixote brings knights back into the scene, beautifully and uniquely constructed, this is a fine piece to include. Classic tale of chivalry, when did it die?
CIRCUS MAIDEN, Dante Lerma, 2014 - 2014, From the collection of: Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS)
This piece from the Philippenes was alluring to the circus guests, did they really have a mermaid? well we had better go check! Perfect marketing strategy I would say and a "different" addition here.
A Maiden Embraced by a Knight in Armor, Sir George Hayter, 1838, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
We end our journey with a romantic embrace. Lets imagine this knight has witnessed all we have seen here and recounts the tales to his lovely maiden. Beautiful ending to our wonderful tale.
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