The painting can be classified as Fantastic Art. Fantasy has been an integral part of art since its beginnings but was especially important for Mannerism, Romanticism, Symbolism, and Surrealism. Fantastic Art celebrates fantasy, imagination, the world of dreams, the grotesque, visions, etc. Within symbolism, the themes can be divided into mythology, the occult and mysticism. In French this genre is called "le fantastique"; in English it is sometimes referred to as Visionary Art, Grotesque Art or Mannerism.