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Trompe L’oeil “ To trick the eye”. Lienzos de fruta, Juan S an chez Cot an, 1602. Optical Illusion Appear to be 3-D Started in Ancient Roman Art. Some Rules of Trompe L’oeil. Edward Collier, 1699. No visible lines or brush strokes Transparent shadows One light source.

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Trompe L’oeil“To trick the eye”


Lienzos de fruta, Juan Sanchez Cotan, 1602

Optical Illusion

Appear to be 3-D

Started in Ancient Roman Art


Some Rules of Trompe L’oeil

Edward Collier, 1699

No visible lines or brush strokes

Transparent shadows

One light source


William Harnett, 1886

To Truly Trick the Eye…

Objects must be contained inside picture plane

Things must be life sized and not stick up too far off the picture plane


Samuel van Hoogstraten, 1664


PhotorealismNot quite trompe l’oeil…


You know you are looking at a painting, not real life.

Ralph Goings, 1980


Ralph Goings, 1980

Most popular in American Art starting in the 1960s.

Artists openly embraced painting based on photographs for the first time.


Ralph Goings, 2006


Audrey Flack, 1974


Audrey Flack, 1972


Graphite Drawing

Beautifully rendered

No lines

Reflective surfaces

Smooth gradations

Transparent shadows

J.D. Hillberry


M.C. Escher


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