Thursday, December 03, 2009
Trick of the Eye: Delightfully Deceptive Works of Art
Trick of the Eye: Delightfully Deceptive Works of Art | Design + Ideas on WU: "Hyper-realistic paintings and drawings can make us pause and wonder whether they’re real, but there’s another, even more deceptive, form of super-realistic art that’s been in use since ancient times. Trompe l’oeil means “trick of the eye” in French, and this type of painting definitely lives up to its name. With examples that date as far back as ancient Greece and Pompeii, this deceptively realistic art form features pictures that seem to jump out at the viewer, drawing them into a mysterious, often whimsical world."
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