Art of illussion, The
This spellbinding look at the history and development ofillusionistic art reveals wide-ranging techniques that have piquedthe publics fascination...
This spellbinding look at the history and development ofillusionistic art reveals wide-ranging techniques that have piquedthe publics fascination with this medium. Beautifully reproduced,the images featured in the book includes centuries-old worksuch as the scenery at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy, andthe ceiling frescos at the Würzburg Residence in Germany, thatshowcase processes such as trompe loeil and anamorphosis. Italso features work from the 20th and 21st centuries, includingRené Magrittes classic Surrealist works; M.C. Eschers magicaland mathematically precise drawings; the seemingly undulatingpaintings of Bridget Riley; the manipulated photography ofAndreas Gursky; Duane Hansons eerily lifelike sculptures; JRslarger-than-life portrait photographs; and Georges Roussesmind-bending constructions. The book also has examples ofamazing street art including subway graffiti and a sidewalkpainting that makes pedestrians think twice. This extraordinaryand informative guide to all kinds of artistic trickery will satisfyscholars as well as everyday fans.
Autor@: Heine, Florian
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