Baroque era fantasy ruins with a few people scattered around. Imagined up ruins of the most spectacular kind. French. François de Nomé, painter. Born in France in 1593, he moved to Italy when he was 17 and painted there until his death.

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King Asa of Juda Destroying the Idols (Explosion of a cathedral). 1st half of the 17th c. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nom%C3%A9,_Fran%C3%A7ois_(Desiderio._Mons%C3%B9)_-_Explos%C3%A3o_de_una_Catedral.jpg
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“Daniel and the Lion’s Den.” 17th c. Image source: musee.metzmetropole.fr and commons.wikimedia.org. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/francois-de-nome-imaginary-ruins
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“Hell” (The Underworld). 1622. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archéologie. François de Nomé (known as Monsù Desiderio), artist. Image source: Arnaud25. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Les_enfers_-_par_Fran%C3%A7ois_de_Nom%C3%A9_(dit_Mons%C3%B9_Desiderio).jpg

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