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il·lu·sion·ism

(ĭ-lo͞o′zhə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. Philosophy
a. The doctrine that the material world is an immaterial product of the senses.
b. The doctrine that free will is contradicted by determinism and is only an apparent phenomenon.
2. The use of illusionary techniques and devices in art or decoration.

il·lu′sion·is′tic adj.
il·lu′sion·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

illusionism

(ɪˈluːʒəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) philosophy the doctrine that the external world exists only in illusory sense perceptions
2. the use of highly illusory effects in art or decoration, esp the use of perspective in painting to create an impression of three-dimensional reality

il•lu•sion•ism

(ɪˈlu ʒəˌnɪz əm)

n.
a technique of using pictorial methods in order to deceive the eye. Compare trompe l'oeil.
[1835–45]
il•lu`sion•is′tic, adj.

illusionism

a theory or doctrine that the material world is wholly or nearly wholly an illusion. — illusionist, n.illusionistic, adj.
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The works of art include the blueprint photographs of Khalifa al Obaidly -- inspired by manuscripts of the indigo trade between the Gulf and India -- and Maryam al Homaid's illusionistic work with the endless repetition of the word 'imagination'.
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