Tag Archives: trompe d’oeil

Louis-Léopold Boilly

My artist today is the prolific late eighteenth century French painter Louis-Léopold Boilly, who was best known for his genre scenes featuring life in the French capital during the French Revolution and the French Empire. He is also renowned for … Continue reading

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Pere Borrell del Caso and trampantojo

“…Everything that deceives may be said to enchant…”                                                                                                      – Plato Have you ever heard of the word trampantojo in relationship to art?  Maybe if you are Spanish you will have come across this Spanish word, which means “sleight of … Continue reading

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Man at the Window by Samuel van Hoogstraten

My Daily Art Display today enters the world of trompe l’oeil.  The term is French and literally means “trick of the eye”.  It is a kind of artistic illusionism which gives the appearance of three-dimensional realism.  This story of trompe … Continue reading

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