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Fabricated World
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Type of Artwork Painting
Location The Guertena Art Gallery
Once you go in, there's no going back. All your time here will be lost. Will you still jump in?

— Game Description

The Fabricated World, also known as the Cursed Gallery, is one of Guertena's paintings located in the Guertena Art Gallery in the game Ib. It depicts a world based on other famous artworks by the same legendary artist. The image is mounted against a black matte, surrounded by a yellow frame. The painting serves as the setting for most of the story. The main way to and from this world is through the painting itself. In the endings in which Ib manages to escape the Fabricated World, the painting ceases to exist.

The world is filled with many replicas of Guertena's work in the real world gallery, some even coming to life and attacking Ib and Garry. The world's name for most of the game is ??? World, due to Ib not knowing the word "fabricated" because of her young age. If you unlock an ending where Garry is alive, he reads the word to Ib, possibly revealing that either the world they are in is fake or the one they came from is fake, but giving no clear answer to either one, because both world's paintings claim the other is fake. Upon leaving this world through the "Fabricated World" painting, Ib and Garry (depending on whether or not he is alive in your playthrough) lose their memory, and can only remember their time in the other world based on what ending you received.

The real gallery seen as a painting from the Fabricated World.

Main article: Endings

Description[edit | edit source]

The first form of the painting has a splatter of colors of blue, green, yellow, gray, purple, and red, foreshadowing the respective areas. In the top-left corner, there is a red rose; and on the very right, The Lady in Red can be seen.

The second form of the painting depicts the reception desk on the left, with gallery visitors walking in front of it. In order from left to right, the artworks Taste-Cleansing Tree, Abyss of the Deep, Fusion, and Wariness can be seen.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is one of the few titled artworks that isn't featured in the True Guertena Exhibit.
    • Interestingly, Ib is never able to read the painting's title, even with Garry in her group, although the latter still mentions the name aloud.
  • Just as the Fabricated World can only be entered by those with wholesome bodies (as explained by the Embodiment of Spirit), this painting can only be seen by certain people. This is evidenced by the man looking at Death of the Individual, who informs Ib that the biggest painting is on the first floor (referring to either Abyss of the Deep or A Well-Meaning Hell).
  • The Lady in Red can be seen on the right side of the original form of the painting.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Garry and Ib looking at the real gallery through the Fabricated World painting.
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Ib doodles.

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