Technique Tuesday: Trompe-l’oeil

What is it? If you read last week’s Technique Tuesday post about Realism, you already got a sneak peek at the fun that is trompe-l’oeil! A French term which translates to “deceive the eye,” trompe-l’oeil is a technique that creates an optical illusion that what is painted or drawn is actually three-dimensional. Even very realistically…

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Technique Tuesday: Style and the Spectrum of Realism

Realism….Hyperrealism….Trompe l’oeil….There are many terms we use in the art world to describe the style in which something is painted, and even for those of us who work in the field, it can get a little confusing at times.  The nuances of these styles and movements can be very subtle, but today we’ll just cover the…

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Studio Selfie Saturday PLUS! “10 Questions for the Artist” : Jorge Alberto (and Mia Bergeron pt. 2)

Happy Saturday! Today’s #StudioSelfieSaturday features the incredible still life artist Jorge Alberto. (Click here to see his work on our site!) Known for his incredibly realistic and three-dimensional compositions, this “trompe l’oeil” (meaning “trick of the eye”) artist excels at making viewers do a double-take. Jorge’s selfie shows him in the studio in front of…

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