I would, if I could, hide in the details.
I would, if I could, disappear in plain sight.
I would, if I could, fool you blood and bone,
light and dark, heart and soul—a deep music
welling up and weeping inside, begging.
I would if I could, I would.
Trompe-l’œil (TRUMP-loy, French for deceiving the eye) is the technique of using a skillfully created, hyper-realistic optical illusion to create a three dimension perspective in two dimensional art. The image above, for example, is a detail from Henry Fuseli’s 1750 painting with the rather obvious name, Trompe-l’œil.
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