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Sunday
Jan032010

Trompe-l’œil

Pere Borell del Caso, "Escaping Criticism", 1874. Madrid, Banco de EspañaOne of the goals of this blog is to share with you some of the great works of art that I find fascinating--in the hope that you'll find interest in them, too. This work is a masterful example of trompe-l’œil. ArtDaily.org notes that "Trompe-l’œil is distinguished not just by its realism – after all, still life, perspective painting and photography can all claim to be realistic – but by its wit. In the best trompe-l’œil the artist deliberately sets out to trick you, and then lets you know you have been tricked." 

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