03 janvier 2010

"Genuine Illusions: The Art of Trompe-l'œil" @ the Bucerius Kunst Forum

Pere Borell del Caso, "Escaping Criticism", 1874. Madrid, Banco de España HAMBURG.- 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 "Genuine Illusions: The Art of Trompe-l'œil" celebrates the charm, irony and sometimes irreverence of trompe-l’œil, from antiquity... [Lire la suite]