August 2017

Imagination & Fantasy According to Stanislavski

“To be able to paint such a picture you need to have not just imagination, but also a good sense of fantasy.’ ‘What’s the difference between them?’ someone asked. ‘Imagination creates what is, what exists, what we know, but fantasy creates what isn’t, what we don’t know, what never was and never will be. But perhaps it could be. Who can tell? When popular fantasy created the magic carpet in fairy-tales, who would have thought that people would soar through the air someday in airplanes? Fantasy knows everything and can do anything. Fantasy, like imagination, is essential to a painter.'”

— Stanislavksi