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Optical Illusions in Art by Alexander Sturgis demonstrates how paintings aren't always what they seem to be. The art of disguise, surrealism, mirror images, fooling the eye and the disappearing ceiling are a few of the examples detailed in this fascinating book.


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

Author: Alexander Sturgis
Pages: 23
Page size:9" x 11"
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co.
Cover: Soft - Spiral
Item Code: 4L0670
Weight: .50 lb

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Fooling the Eye - For centuries, painters have deceived us into thinking that something is real and solid when it is really only a painted illusion. Many of the artists presented have painted things that look as if they are on top of the paintings, when in fact they are part of them.

Paintings are simply flat pieces of wood, cloth or paper with paint on them. But some artist can create the illusion that you are looking right through a painting—as if you were looking through a window—at some view beyond.

Optical Illusions in Art presents many examples of various artists and the use of optical illusion in their artwork. With Alexander Sturgis' instructions you will be able to create some optical illusions of your own.

Table of Contents

Fooling the Eye 4
The Art of Disguise 6
The Disappearing Ceiling 8
The Eyes Have It! 10
Looking Through Paintings 12
Perspective Magic 14
The Impossible World of Escher 16
The Appearing Picture 18
Mirror Images 20
Now You See It.... 22
Arcimboldo - Magician of Paint 24
Surrealism 26
Seurat's Color Magic 28
"Op" Art 30
Index and Picture Acknowledgment 32

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