Monday, September 28, 2009

Art and Illusions

For the very first time in Italy an exhibition is telling the intriguing and spectacular story of trompe-l’œil, or optical deception -the story of the eternal challenge between reality and its simulation, not only in the context of painting but in the many different disciplines that have made it so universally popular in European art. The exhibition Art and Illusions. Masterpieces of trompe-l'œil from antiquity to the present is tracing the fascinating history of trompe-l'oeil, or the art of depicting something that is not real as though it were real, graces the splendid Renaissance rooms of the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence from October 16, 2009 to January 24, 2010.

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