Trompe l’oeil

TROMPE-LOEIL

Trompe l’oeil is an old painting technique for making flat images look three dimensional, our pop out of the painting. Considering this 1874 painting by Pere Borrell del Caso is titled ‘Escaping Criticism,’ the symbolism is obvious. The young bare footed boy leaving the artistic rules represented by the frame, looking beyond the painting.

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