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The creators of trompe l'oeil works, whether drawings, paintings, or three-dimensional objects are less concerned with replicating reality using pictorial devices such as perspective, and instead concentrate their efforts on precisely rendering the richness of the material world. The object then goes beyond a work of art and becomes a carefully defined artifact which frces the eyse to contront its absolute reality.
Utah State University-Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
Art and Design
Rosen, Steven W. and Milovich, Rose M., "The Allure of Illusionism: Trompe L'oeil in Contemporary American Painting" (1992). Exhibit Catalogues. Book 16.