Trompe-l'œil. Imitations, pastiches et autres illusions
The trompe-l’œil is, as its name suggests, intended to deceive the eye and has its origins in ancient frescoes and mosaics. The oldest account of a trompe-l’œil is that of Pliny the Elder. He relates in his Natural History how the painter Zeuxis (464-398 BC. JC), in a competition against the painter Parrhasius, had represented the grapes so perfectly that birds came fluttering around. If antiquity is the starting point of this perfect illusion, the Renaissance and Mannerism amplified this phenomenon before the Baroque period, when virtuosity in this technique reached its peak.
Begining of Exhibition: February 02, 2012
End of Exhibition: November 15, 2013
Full €9.50, Reduced €8
Location: Arts décoratifs, Musée des