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Modern time filled with high-budget movies with special effects, we often forget that imagination and fantasy was not invented in modern time. It was sprouted in a human mind as soon as a human started ‘rational thinking’. Fantasy is a state where everything is possible and everything is allowed. When an artist mixes his fantasy and reality, he conjures up something which is totally unprecedented. Here, I see such combination of reality and fantasy by the Welsh painter Richard Wilson. Here, as the title says, is a capriccio painting bringing two different places at one. In art, capriccio means a painting which consist the combination of fictional or real architecture and buildings. Thus, they are partly real but don’t exist in real world as a […]

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Mary’s life is a noble one, or so believed Uccelo. Overlooking controversies like the Mary’s marital role or Jesus’ marriage is the imposing fresco, done by master-painter who has made it very easy for us to realize the importance of Jesus in times of constant fear, famine and war. Uccelo lived in the early medieval period, in which the masses had none to look forward to, but a hero to look back upon, only in the hope of the peace he wished would prevail. While Uccelo has been an avid presenter of biblical stories in fresco, he has also been one of the most respected personalities in his genre – which has evidently bolted through the next few centuries like rock n roll! The adolescent […]

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