Damashi-e Visual Deception II: Into The Future

ArchinboldIn the history of art, the genre of “Trompe-l’œil,” with devices that play tricks on the spectators’ eyes, is a well-established feature. This exhibition is the sequel to the Visual Deception exhibition held in 2009, Trick Art Exhibition, which broadly traced the history of the genre. While the previous exhibition emphasized the historical development of the genre of Trompe-l’œil, this time the focus is on the evolution of the techniques of illusion in modern art as it branches out into many different streams. The curators have chosen works that are visually interesting as well as excellent in terms of artistry. Also, they have divided visual tricks into categories such as “trompe-l’oeil,” “shadows,” “mirrors”, “optical illusions,” “anamorphosis” and “metamorphosis”. Additionally the exhibit features new approaches to modern “Trompe-l’œil” along with the achievements of the established masters.

Until March 22 at The Nagoya City Art Museum
2-17-25 Sakae, Naka-ku
(052) 212-0001

9:30~17:00 , 9:30~20:00 on Fridays
Closed Mondays

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