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Adj.1.trompe-l'oeil - creating the illusion of seeing reality; "the visual deception of trompe-l'oeil art"
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
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Her latest exhibition in Berlin is 'Planted', a collection of works that attempt to synthesize the image/object divide - the thing represented against its presentation in actuality, through illusionistic painting reminiscent of trompe-l'oeil techniques, or a style of painting in wherein objects are depicted with photographically realistic detail.
The third category is trompe-l'oeil images " which are designed to fool the eye " or painted practical jokes, which had been in existence since antiquity but surged during the Dutch Golden Age.
The present structure with its Baroque architecture and Trompe-l'oeil painted ceilings was built in 1856.
It was composed of 100 maps depicting 73 major roads and cross-roads, all presented as trompe-l'oeil scrolls.
Material is arranged in chapters on trompe-l'oeil, Plato, the irony of representation, and the metaphor of the model, with a conclusion addressing social convention and artistic convention.
Pintor de formacao, sua producao artistica sugere um paradoxo: a utilizacao dos principios tradicionais da pintura, como o trompe-l'oeil, acordados, no entanto, a determinadas estruturas praticadas de modo recorrente na contemporaneidade, como por exemplo, os conceitos de apropriacao, de site-specific ou de intervencao.
Their range of three-dimensional trellises varies from columns, pillars, garden obelisks, pyramids, arches, arbours, pergolas and gazebos to fine, elegant trellis works, including perspective trompe-l'oeil structures.
He is creating another tremendous but temporary trompe-l'oeil - or trick of the eye - chalk drawing on the pavement.
The styles can vary from abstract to trompe-l'oeil (a French term to trick the eye).
Ce qui se passe sur la scene politique ne constitue pas de processus d'exercices democratiques de trompe-l'oeil comme auparavant.
Hanging on the wall of Pierogi Gallery's stand at the Armory Fair in New York through this weekend, surrounded by a profusion of trompe-l'oeil people and stuffed animals by other artists, the orange-hued picture has yet to spark too much debate, though it did find a buyer.
Details such as Mareuil limestone flooring and trompe-l'oeil wallpaper help achieve this aesthetic and also adhere to the Maison's policy of, as they put it, "contrast, humor, and irony.