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Deception and Illustions: Five Centuries of Trompe l'Oeil Painting

illustrates the playful and intellectual nature of "trompe l'oeil" -- the artistic depiction of objects so precisely that those objects appear real. Twelve images are presented from the 115-piece exhibit, which represents the most comprehensive treatment to date of this phenomenon. (National Gallery of Art)

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Pere Borrell del Caso, 'Escaping Criticism,' 1874. oil on canvas -- Banco de España, Madrid

Escaping Criticism

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