Definition of Trompe l'oeil

1. Noun. A painting rendered in such great detail as to deceive the viewer concerning its reality.

Generic synonyms: Painting, Picture



Definition of Trompe l'oeil

1. Noun. A genre of still life painting that exploits human vision to create the illusion that the subject of the painting is real. ¹

2. Noun. A painting of this kind. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative spelling of trompe l'oeil trompe l’oeil) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Trompe L'oeil Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trompe L'oeil

tromboon
tromboons
tromethamine
tromino
trominoes
trominos
trommel
trommels
tromp
tromp-l'oeil
trompe
trompe-d'œil
trompe-l'oeil
trompe-l'oeil(a)
trompe d'œil
trompe l'oeil
tromped
trompement
trompements
trompes
trompil
trompillo
tromping
tromps
tron
trona
tronage
tronages
tronas
tronator

Literary usage of Trompe l'oeil

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sienese Renaissance Tomb Monuments by Robert Munman (1993)
"The dazzling trompe-l'oeil effect of Donatello's bronze, created some three-quarters of a century before, was apparently still too difficult for the carver ..."

2. Ireland by Jenny Rees (2000)
"Her taste is reflected in Waterford crystal chandeliers, little French chairs, gilded taps and a domed conservatory dining-room, with trompe l'oeil and ..."

3. Unicorns by James Huneker (1917)
"He plays a legitimate trompe-l'oeil on the optic nerve. His is not a pictorial illustration of Provence, but the slow, patient delineation by a geologist of ..."

4. The Artful Home: The GUILD Sourcebook of Residential Art by GUILD Sourcebooks (2005)
"... successful faux. trompe l'oeil and mural artist working in many multimillion-dollar residences. All of this work has led me to abstract paintings. which ..."

5. Optical Corrections in the Sculpture of Donatello by Robert Munman (1985)
"... so Donatello's optical adjustments were considerably more than a tool to achieve superficial trompe l'oeil effects. For in each instance in which the ..."

6. Legal chemistry: A Guide to the Detection of Poisons, Examination of Stains by Alfred Naquet, Jesse Park Battershall (1876)
"The expert may possibly be called upon to give evidence as to the existence of a " trompe-l'oeil; " as was the case in the trial of M. de ..."

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