21 juillet 2009

Art & Illusions: Masterpieces of trompe-l’œil from antiquity to the present @ the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

Pere Borrell Del Caso (1835-1910), Escaping Criticism, 1874. Oil on canvas, 76 x 63 cm. Collection of the Bank of Spain. FLORENCE.- Trompe-l’œil is distinguished not just by its realism – after all, still life, perspective painting and photography can all claim to be realistic – but by its wit. In the best trompe-l’œil the artist deliberately sets out to trick you, and then lets you know you have been tricked. The exhibition Art & Illusions celebrates the charm, irony and sometimes irreverence of trompe-l’œil, from... [Lire la suite]