The exhibition--remarkably, the first on Liotard ever to be held in Britain--succeeds in introducing his peculiar genius, his committed exoticism and his unsettling illusionism
Keelan's artistic illusionism
is often biographical as she wrestles with transitory life and loss, particularly of her mentor, Marilyn Levine, with whom she studied while attending the University of Utah in the mid 1970s.
For Jaeckle, art involves a never-ending search for "the real," as opposed to the illusionism
of conventional theater.
Her argument here presupposes the commonly held idea that Baroque illusionism
enacts a breaking down of the distinction between actor and audience.
Insofar as "Smilansky argues that compatibilism and hard determinism are both true in important ways [and] we need to be partly compatibilists and partly hard determinists" (95), the same would seem to be true of illusionism
Lorre gained professional experience through stage collaborations with Jacob Levi Moreno and Brecht, both of whom encouraged a non-naturalistic, interactive mode of performance--one that broke with the illusionism
and spectatorial passivity associated with Aristotelian and Stanislavskian theater.
Pallavicino's writings articulate core religious questions regarding art in connection with faith, idolatry, and illusionism
and stand in strong contrast to Bernini's perspectives.
This "obsession" with visual illusionism
, defined by the perceived ability of a computer generated image to faithfully "recreate" reality, mirrors similar concerns for illusionism
in the visual arts at large, concerns that are reduced by Manovich into 3 primary arguments: the image's representations must share some features with the physical reality it recreates; the image should be presented in a manner that reflects natural human vision; each new image should contain an element of realistic representation that is superior to the last: "for instance, the evolution of cinema from silent to sound to color".
If Plato's main objection to art was its tarrying with the trickery of mimesis, it should be no surprise that the contemporary travelling artist 'exiled' to a life of inter-city and inter-residency practice should likewise take interest in the cunning of illusionism
The notion of illusionism
developed from the generalised settings of Renaissance facade designs, where plays were performed against the same background like a public square or front of a palace.
Thus, for instance, there is a chapter here on authorship, publishing, censorship, and paratextual features, such as blurbs and jacket design, and another on realism and illusionism
, with a section on the role of the 1857 Bovary trial in establishing the distinction between author and narrator; and so on.
one associates with his style granted the characters a lifelike presence that no doubt contributed to their popularity.