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trompe l'oeil

style of painting or decorating emphasizing realistic detail, to "fool the eye"


Sightings:

Sharing the art of deception with the citizens of Nebraska
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It's all about illusions
(Explore the URL for Western Civ morsels)

There's less to this bridge than meets the eye

Make them think your wall is a picture window

Of cabbages and cukes

Puzzling objects: go here first -- today's Safari word is in the answer
(Explore the site for more Smithsonian fun.)

A feast for the eyes

A virtual rosary from the 15th century
(Explore the URL for an art journal)

Fans of art, or the art of fans
(Explore if you're a collector of fans and dance cards)

Chinese snuff bottles and porcelain imitations
(Explore the URL for more collecting possibilities)

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