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MAGIC IN ART Alexander Sturgis

MAGIC IN ART By Alexander Sturgis

MAGIC IN ART by Alexander Sturgis


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Summary

Exploring the fact that all paintings create an illusion, this book shows how artists play visual tricks. The various illustrations demonstrate the use of perspective, optical illusions, anamorphisms, trompe l'oeil and op-art tricks with colour.

MAGIC IN ART Summary

MAGIC IN ART by Alexander Sturgis

Exploring the fact that all paintings create an illusion, this book shows how artists play visual tricks. The various illustrations demonstrate the use of perspective, optical illusions, anamorphisms, trompe l'oeil and op-art tricks. The practical elements of the book encourage children to become involved in the subject through the use of simple optical and magical tricks such as making ceilings and walls disappear, eyes that follow you around a room and images that appear from nowhere. Just as a magician can fool us into believing something we have not really seen, artists throughout the ages have performed their own very special kind of magic. The author illustrates this point with the story about the artist in Ancient Greece who painted grapes that were so realistic that birds flew up to peck at them. This book explores the strange and impossible world of Escher and similiar amazing optical illusions, reveals how to untangle the fascinating tricks found in all kinds of pictures and suggests puzzles to try oneself.

Table of Contents

Fooling the eye; the art of disguise; the disappearing ceiling; the eyes have it; looking through paintings; perspective magic; the impossible world of Escher; the appearing picture; mirror images; now you see it; Arcimboldo - magician of paint; surrealism; Suerat's colour magic; op art.

Additional information

GOR005362441
9781855615342
1855615347
MAGIC IN ART by Alexander Sturgis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pavilion Books
19960223
32
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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