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Trompe-L'oeil, Paperback / softback Book

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Trompe-l'oeil, a French term meaning to trick, the eye, describes a painting that deceives the spectator into thinking that the objects in it are real, not merely represented.

To successfully fool the eye of the viewer, trompe-l'oeil artists choose objects, situations and compositional devices using as little depth as possible.

A heightened form of illusionism, the art of trompe-l'oeil flourished from the Renaissance onward.

The discovery of perspective in fifteenth-century Italy and advancements in the science of optics in the seventeenth-century Netherlands enabled artists to render objects and spaces with eye-fooling exactitude.

Both witty and serious, trompe-l'oeil is a game artists play with spectators to raise questions about the nature of art and perception.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages, Illustrated in colour throughout
  • Publisher: Skira
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual artists, art monographs
  • ISBN: 9788861305403

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