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Deceptions and Illusions Five Centuries of Trompe L'Oeil Painting: Elbert-Schifferer, Sybille

Deceptions and Illusions Five Centuries of Trompe L'Oeil Painting

Elbert-Schifferer, Sybille

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ISBN 10: 0853318786 / ISBN 13: 9780853318781
Published by Lund Humphries Publishers - National Gallery of Art (2003), 2003
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Title: Deceptions and Illusions Five Centuries of ...

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers - National Gallery of Art (2003)

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: NF

Dust Jacket Condition: NF

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Trompe l'oeil, the art of depicting an object so exactly as to make it appear real, is deeply embedded in the history, practice and expertise of visual art. This fascinating genre is explored here in more than 100 European and American paintings ranging in date from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries and featuring work from practitioners such as Samuel Hoogstraten, William Harnett, John Haberle, Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein. Deceptions and Illusions examines all aspects of trompe l'oeil - optical, psychological, scientific, technical, theoretical, social, and even political: five enlightening essays by experts in European and American art and the science of seeing examine the phenomenon and persistence of trompe l'oeil over the centuries.

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Sybille Ebert-Schifferer is co-director of the Bibliotheca Herziana, Rome. She is guest curating the show Deceptions and Illusions: Five centuries of trompe l'oeil painting at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Wolf Singer, M.D., works at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt. Paul Staiti is Professor of Art History at Mount Holyoke College, USA. Arthur K. Wheelock, Jnr is a curator at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Alberto Veca is Professor of Art at the University of Milan, Italy.

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