Trompe l'oeil

Trompe l'oeil

This is an artistic way to celebrate April Fool's Day. It provides numerous examples of famous Trompe l'oeil ("Fool the eye") paintings. Clicking on the title produces a larger image in a separate window. Works of art such as "Escaping Criticism" by Pere Borrell del Caso and "One Dollar Note with Quarter and Penny" by Otis Kaye will fascinate even the most artistically-challenged student. The site also provides a definition for this French term and hyperlinks to an art glossary which includes "linear perspective," "perception," and "realism."

Michael Delahunt

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• High School Middle School Elementary School

Shay Carpenter