While it's probably fair to say that most modern special-effects blockbusters aren't art, but they do allow some amazing artists to create some stunning, illusory artwork.

Sometimes they're created for movies like Star Wars: Episode I, King Kong, Lord of the Rings, or the Matrix films — other times they're just the results of fertile minds and talented hands.

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The Virtual Beauty of Matte PaintingS

The Virtual Beauty of Matte PaintingS

The Virtual Beauty of Matte PaintingS

The Virtual Beauty of Matte PaintingS

The Virtual Beauty of Matte PaintingS

The Virtual Beauty of Matte PaintingS

The Virtual Beauty of Matte PaintingS

The Virtual Beauty of Matte PaintingS