Ohio Finds: "Bells" by Paul Riba
Above: This oil-on-Masonite painting is representative of the magic realism art movement.
Ohio native Paul Riba was part of an art movement that remains largely unfamiliar. Magic realism, a style used in both artwork and literature, portrays a realistic view of the world with magical elements tossed in, subtly chipping away at the wall between reality and fantasy.
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Originally published in the JUNE 2023 issue of Ohio Magazine.