Trompe-L'oeil Paperback / softback
Part of the Skira Mini Art Books series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 96 pages, Illustrated in colour throughout
- Publisher: Skira
- Publication Date: 26/09/2008
- Category: Individual artists, art monographs
- ISBN: 9788861305403