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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.

Traumwerk is a term connected to Albrecht Dürer. It has to do with his enigmatic and inventively playful "marginalia", designed for the prayer book commissioned by the Maximilian I in 1515.

"daß Einer Traumwerk wollt machen, in solchem mag Einer allerlei Creatur untereinander mischen"
"Whoever wants to do dreamwork, must mix all things together."

The Italians in the sixteenth-century called it sogni dei pittori (painters' dreams), notes Robert Storr in Disparites & Deformations.

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