Imaginary  

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"Imaginary gardens with real toads in them[...]" --Marianne Moore

"The mind of man can imagine nothing which has not really existed." --Edgar Allan Poe, 1840

Ancient Rome (1757) by Giovanni Paolo Panini, a real painting depicting imaginary paintings of actual Roman antiquities.
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Ancient Rome (1757) by Giovanni Paolo Panini, a real painting depicting imaginary paintings of actual Roman antiquities.
The Appian Way as it appeared in Piranesi's imagination (1756), from Le Antichità Romane.
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The Appian Way as it appeared in Piranesi's imagination (1756), from Le Antichità Romane.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Imaginary denotes existing only in the imagination. It derives from the Latin word imago and the term is connected to the fictitious and the fictional.

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