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phan·tas·ma·gor·i·a

(fan-taz'mă-gōr'ē-ă),
A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery.

phan·tas·ma·gor·i·a

(fan-taz'mă-gōr'ē-ă)
A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery.

phantasmagoria

(făn-tăz-mă-gŏr′ē-ă) [Gr. phantasma, an appearance, + agora, assembly, gathering]
A series of phantasms, deceptive illusions, either imagined or remembered from a dream.
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Real cities; modernity, space and the phantasmagorias of city life.
6) of Etienne-Gaspard Robert--pseudonym Robertson--first performed in Paris in 1797, arrived in Spain over twenty years later, when phantasmagorias were already well known.
In the teatrillos the general public was entertained and flabbergasted daily with light and sound effects, smoke, phosphorous, stage tricks, optical apparatus and phantasmagorias, and the main theatre managers were not slow to incorporate these elements into plays at El Teatro de la Cruz and El Teatro del Principe.
Made after Khakhar was diagnosed with cancer, these works reflect on mortality but also suggest that sexual phantasmagorias mirror the tragic and often violent facts of life.
The photographs depict immense landscapes, palaces, menhirs, a cortege of trolley cars, crowds which appear and disappear in an anachronic world of phantasmagorias.