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Comic Book Paintings So Perfect They Look Like Photographs

If you’re lucky enough to buy one of Sharon Moody‘s comic book paintings, make sure you keep it out of reach of your superhero-obsessed friends — considering that her trompe l’oeil works actually are realistic enough to fool the eye, they might well try to reach into the piece and grab the open Spider-Man or [...]
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April Fool-the-eye Day: trompe l’oeil by Andrea Pozzo

Arts / General Visual Arts : Lines and Colors (8 months ago)

Instead of a fake post, or some similar nonesence, let’s celebrate April Fool’s Day with a nice bit of “fool the eye” (trompe l’oeil) by Andrea Pozzo. This is his false dome for the Jseuit Church in Vienna, a fresco painted on a gen... Read Post

Cinema Effect: Realisms at the Hirshhorn: Vezzoli & Schnitt

Arts : Modern Art Notes (6 years ago)

In a post last week I argued that argued that the best work in the Hirshhorn's just-closed "The Cinema Effect: Realism" show worked because it was the video equivalent of trompe l'oeil. Part of why trompe l'oeil painting is beloved.... Read Post

Sharon Moody Paints Classic Comics From Another Perspective [Art]

Entertainment / Comic Books : Comics Alliance (2 years ago)

There's painting comics and then there's painting comics. Take artist Sharon Moody's trompe l'oeil take on classic Marvel and DC superhero titles like Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and Superman, for example. Rather than going the Alex ... Read Post


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