Trompe l'Oeil

Trompe l'Oeil

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 138 x 168 x 10mm | 199.58g
  • SKIRA
  • Milan, Italy
  • English
  • 50 colour illustrations
  • 8861305407
  • 9788861305403
  • 471,672

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