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"...highly engaging...This vivid introduction to the use of illusion in art makes often complex visual effects understandable and fun. Chapters on trompe l'oeil, surrealism, perspective, anamorphosis, reversible images and op art explain the concepts with remarkable clarity; handsome reproductions, including works by artists as diverse as Raphael and Magritte, Holbein and Dali, are riveting. Seurat, Escher and the vegetable' artist Arcimboldo have their own well-deserved sections, which, like the others, include numerous exercises in looking at the images and even creating one's own optical illusions."--Publishers Weekly. "...encourages young readers to analyze and discover ways the artist has worked."--Arts & Activities. A Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers' Choice 1997.

Synopsis:

Discover How Paintings Aren't Always What They Seem to Be Alexander Sturgis See how the magic of art can make ceilings and walls disappear, eyes follow you around a room, and images appear from nowhere. Discover how artists have used clever trompe l'oeil illusions for thousands of years to fool the eye into thinking a flat surface is really three-dimensional. These and more mind-bending effects were done by artists centuries ago! Journey to the strange and impossible worlds of 20th-century "surrealists" like Salvador Dali and M.C. Escher, and puzzle over their amazing optical illusions. Find out how to untangle the fascinating tricks found in "anamorphosis" pictures, op art, and more — and then create puzzling pictures all your own.

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ISBN:
9780806961354
Subtitle:
Or--Discover How Paintings Aren't Always What They Seem to Be
Author:
Sturgis, Alexander
Publisher:
Sterling
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Art & Art Instruction
Subject:
Art - Techniques
Subject:
Art - Painting
Subject:
Trompe l'oeil painting
Subject:
FICTION - FICTION TRD PB
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
n:o 95
Publication Date:
19960630
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8 in
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , Discover How Paintings Aren't Always What They Seem to Be Alexander Sturgis See how the magic of art can make ceilings and walls disappear, eyes follow you around a room, and images appear from nowhere. Discover how artists have used clever trompe l'oeil illusions for thousands of years to fool the eye into thinking a flat surface is really three-dimensional. These and more mind-bending effects were done by artists centuries ago! Journey to the strange and impossible worlds of 20th-century "surrealists" like Salvador Dali and M.C. Escher, and puzzle over their amazing optical illusions. Find out how to untangle the fascinating tricks found in "anamorphosis" pictures, op art, and more — and then create puzzling pictures all your own.
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