Hi all, apologies if this has already been covered (no pun intended). Upon entering any bookshop my eye is instantly drawn to the fantasy section and the level of detail in its artwork. From exquisite, sweeping landscapes, imposing cityscapes, intricate buildings, flawless character rendition, meticulously detailed closeup sword design etc... as if the artists themselves had managed to visit in order to create the piece... (I want to call this style fantastical-realism, but sense an oxymoron). My question is this: Does abstract/surreal art work as well? Does it catch the eye? Does it evoke the fantastical? I have in mind Van Gogh's Starry Night, or Munch's Scream. (Not that I would use these, but to give well known examples of a surreal nature). For me I would find it intriguing, definitely worth picking it up and reading the blurb/ first page. But maybe for others it would be off-putting? Too 'genre-less'... pretentious, even. Cheers!