An optical effect produced by a magic lantern. The figures are painted in transparent colors, and all the rest of the glass is opaque black. The screen is between the spectators and the instrument, and the figures are often made to appear as in motion, or to merge into one another.
- A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery, as seen in dreams or fever.
- A constantly changing scene composed of numerous elements.
- Fantastic imagery as represented in art.