Chris Alexander Trompe L’Oeil Style Portrait of a Man, oil on canvas. Portrait measures 19 x 19.
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Trompe l’oeil literally translates from French to mean “fools the eye.” Hard to paint, the trompe l’oeil piece requires meticulous attention to detail on the part of the artist. Proper sizing and every detail, nuance of light and gradation of color must be skillfully incorporated in order to make the two-dimensional work appear to be three-dimensional..