Trompe l'oeilTrompe l'oeil
literally means "trick the eye". It is a type of optical illusion
which had its origin in the Baroque
period. It usually refers to paintings that are done on objects - usually walls - with a deliberate attempt at creating false perspectives and effects. To cite an example, if there were a door on one end of a wall, a trompe l'oeil painting would be done on the other end, complete with effects of persons peeping through it.
Trompe l'oeil artists include:
See also: Still life