01 mars 2022

'Hyperreal. The Art of Trompe l’Oeil' at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, 16 March to 22 May 2022

Samuel van Hoogstraten, Trompe l'Oeil Still Life, 1666-1678. Oil on canvas. 63 x 79 cm. © Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle Painting images that are impossible to distinguish from reality has been a challenge for artists of all periods. The ability to deceive the viewer by making the painted seem real through the laws of optics and perspective is a visual game of which the earliest examples are known from descriptions in Greek literary texts. Since then, trompe l’oeil has been extensively present in the arts,... [Lire la suite]