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1992

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The Allure Of Illusionism: Trompe L'Oeil In Contemporary American Painting, Steven W. Rosen, Rose M. Milovich Jan 1992

The Allure Of Illusionism: Trompe L'Oeil In Contemporary American Painting, Steven W. Rosen, Rose M. Milovich

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The creators of trompe l'oeil works, whether drawings, paintings, or three-dimensional objects are less concerned with replicating reality using pictorial devices such as perspective, and instead concentrate their efforts on precisely rendering the richness of the material world. The object then goes beyond a work of art and becomes a carefully defined artifact which frces the eyse to contront its absolute reality.