Illusoriness


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Illusoriness

 

in visual art, an illusion of the sensual genuineness of the image. Illusoriness may be manifested in the seeming tangibility, corporeality, and volume of objects reproduced on a flat surface and in the three-dimensional, stereoscopic, and airy appearance of the space. The history of art provides many variants of the relationship between the illusory and nonillusory elements in a work of art. Illusoriness devoid of aesthetic sense and treated as an end in itself leads to the naturalistic copying of the visible world.

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Perception of the illusoriness lifts the ban on the superluminal motion: the velocity of the signals of the informational origin (in particular, the quantum teleportation) could be arbitrarily large.
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linguisticality of our constructed world and the illusoriness of that
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We sensed the illusoriness of these positions while honoring them.