Moments in History

A Brief History of Trompe L'oeil

Trompe L'oeil, translated from French, means "to fool, mislead, or trick the eye". For that very reason, trompe l'oeil was frequently utilized by the great artists of the Renaissance period, for example, to momentarily trick the viewer into believing that the painted objects they were looking at were real. It is a very difficult technique used by many artists throughout history. (more...)

Montage of women portrayed in art

The Violin door in Chatsworth House