22 juli 2014

More illusion

Sometimes you don't believe what you see, or what you don't see. Even standing in front of this door, the instrument ´hanging there´ seemed very real to me. But it wasn't, and it is not a painting either! Actually the door itself was painted, and by scraping the paint from the door, the violin became 'visible'. A double 'Trompe l'oeil', so to speak.

The exhibition Illusion in art, in museum De Buitenplaats in Eelde, shows a number of fine examples of Trompe l'oeil (French for 'deceive the eye').

As can also be said from the note underneath the violin, referring to the French neo-classical painter Ingres:

the violin in the eye
is the illusion of Ingres
"but no, on the contrary"
Matthijs 1974

By Matthijs Röling (1943), a Dutch painter.

6 opmerkingen:

  1. Wow! My eyes were definitely deceived!

  2. I'd have thought it was a real instrument!

  3. In this museum, I would like to visit.
    Delusion is wonderful.

  4. Wow. Looks VERY real!
    What an interesting and great posting. Thanks for sharing!
    ( I have heard that you have some very nice museums up in the Groningen/Drente area.)


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