"We have changed all of the corridors, rotunda and Territorial House chamber finishes to trompe l'oeil
style painting," says David Harris Hart, executive vice president of MOCA.
This month's cover painting Trompe l'oeil
with Studio Wall and Vanitas Still Life is a prime example of this inventive subterfuge and also of a vanitas painting, a meditation on mortality.
The art of trompe l'oeil
has a long and distinguished history that dates back to classical Greek times.
is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that depicted objects exist in three dimensions.
Furman is of the generation of cerarnists well aware of current and late trompe l'oeil
practitioners Marilyn Levine, Richard Shaw and Victor Spinski, among others, but he stands distinctively apart from them, as well.
Ambiguity: Conveyed through the use of trompe l'oeil
. (Women) trompe l'oeil
day dress, body with integrated bra, invisible wedge pump.
If all figurative art is in some way a deception in that it tries to give a naturalistic, three-dimensional image of what exists only as art, then what exactly is trompe l'oeil
and why is it important?
Looked at from the correct angle, his work takes on a unique three-dimensional aspect, based on the French style of trompe l'oeil
- which translates as "trick the eye".
The Brooklyn designer invents a trompe l'oeil
effect of her very own this season, taking textured fabrics--Native American embroidery and beading--and compressing them in to a 2-D printed format.
They learn to paint whimsical trompe l'oeil
, and use combs and plastic bags to create the latest interior looks as well as recast ornamental plaster.
He creates an illusion of space using a process known as "Trompe L'oeil
", which literally means "trick the eye".
Now her trompe l'oeil
masterpieces--including a pair of mock-Manolo Blahnik stilettos--are so in demand that they've inspired fashion spreads, idreamofcake.com or415/983-2253.