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Adj.1.phantasmagorical - characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions; "a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J.C.Powys; "the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature"
unrealistic - not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels"
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The Duke of Egypt, seated on a stone post, contemplated the phantasmagorical bonfire, glowing at a height of two hundred feet in the air, with religious terror.
Ems Jones, Extinction Rebellion performance artist, says: Boomtown is a festival like no other, where the musical acts themselves, as amazing as they are, play second fiddle to this phantasmagorical world, conjured around an overarching story, with thousands of interwoven intricate subplots and myriad little details which make it feel so real.
Fairy tales have often situated female bodies as inherently phantasmagorical. Whether rendered catatonic after taking a bite from a suspiciously shiny apple or being devoured by a crafty wolf, female bodies are represented as prone to pacifying transformations and in need of princely rescue.
Leyva lets his imagination run riot, tossing in phantasmagorical terror and absurdity at every turn.
I have recently taken ownership of the most phantasmagorical garden and I sense that the whole of the street is crouched down behind net curtains, waiting for me to destroy it.
Much of what happens to our hapless bloodsuckers is pure sitcom, but the deadpan - excuse the pun - style and forays into the phantasmagorical lift this to another level.
Local fare was available everywhere and the street food is as phantasmagorical as ours.
Several of these themes are reiterated throughout this exhibition, including in the phantasmagorical video "The Room." The work on show at SAF originally accompanied Kenawy's 2007 performance of the same name.
An irresistible phantasmagorical horrorshow that confirmed Garland as modern sci-fi's most singular British auteur.
For 24-year-old budding journalist Azka, depression and suicidal ideation became an unwanted guest when a close relationship ended, opening up a Pandora's box of phantasmagorical demons that had been waiting in the shadows long long before.
An emerging lioness in the contemporary art scene, Michelline is merely growing dragon wings and extending her phantasmagorical kingdom.
Slowly, over time, images begin to appear and take shape--neither abstract nor figurative, but rather phantasmagorical, relating to the realm of dreams and imagination.