Trompe L’oeil

 It flourished from the Renaissance onward. The discovery of linear 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 playful and intellectually serious, trompe artists toy with spectators’ seeing to raise questions about the nature of art and perception.

trompe l'oeil painting, Escaping CriticismFamous painting by Pere Borrell del Caso, “Escaping Criticism”, 1874 [Read more…]