Fore-edge painting - definition of fore-edge painting by The Free Dictionary
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fore-edge painting (fôr′ĕj′)
A technique of painting a picture on the front outer edges of the leaves of a book, so that the picture is visible only when the leaves are fanned open.
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Taking place at the Fort Mason Center in the beautiful Marina district, over 40 international participants present a range of trompe l'oeil and transformable exhibits, including metamorphic furniture and fore-edge painting
"He was a 19th century architect and writer, and the books had been decorated with a fore-edge painting
, which is a painting you can only see when you fan the pages in a certain way, at the time of its publication.
Particularly intriguing are fore-edge paintings
, scenes or figures painted on the fore-edge of a book but visible only when the pages of the book are slightly bent or fanned so as to reveal the illustration.