Optical Illusions in Art: Or--Discover How Paintings Aren't Always What They Seem to Be

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."..highly engaging...This vivid introduction to the use of illusion in art makes often complex visual effects understandable and fun. Chapters on trompe l'oeil, surrealism, perspective, anamorphosis, reversible images and op art explain the concepts with remarkable clarity; handsome reproductions, including works by artists as diverse as Raphael and Magritte, Holbein and Dali, are riveting. Seurat, Escher and the vegetable' artist Arcimboldo have their own well-deserved sections, which, like the others, include numerous ...

Optical Illusions in Art: Or--Discover How Paintings Aren't Always What They Seem to Be 2003, Sterling, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781402706509

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Optical Illusions in Art: Or--Discover How Paintings Aren't Always What They Seem to Be 1996, Sterling, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780806961354

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