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Illusion Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 316 pictures in our Illusion collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Trompe l'oeil. The Reverse of a Framed Painting, 1670, by Co Featured Print

Trompe l'oeil. The Reverse of a Framed Painting, 1670, by Co

Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts (1657-1683). Flemish painter. Trompe l'oeil. The Reverse of a Framed Painting. National Museum of Denmark. Copenhagen. Denmark

© Thaliastock / Mary Evans

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Penrose stairs, artwork Featured Print

Penrose stairs, artwork

Penrose stairs, computer artwork. This is an impossible figure created by the physicist Roger Penrose and used by M C Escher in his illustration Ascending and Descending. The staircase loops back to join itself whilst still appearing to have steps of the same size throughout, all going in one vertical direction. This is an example of an object that can be drawn but not created


Dummy Board of a Girl in Costume of the William and Mary Period Featured Print

Dummy Board of a Girl in Costume of the William and Mary Period

Wooden painted screen dating from around 1689-1702. Dummy boards were usually placed in empty spaces, such as a staircase or empty fireplace, in large houses. They may have been amusement pieces, created to trick the eye into thinking the painted boards were real people. This kind of painting, known as trompe l'oeil, was very popular at the time. The girl is pictured wearing fashion typical of the period including a long gown with sleeves to the elbow to show an under-sleeve of white lace and a black silk pinner (apron). Her hair is worn high with a frontage headdress. She is carrying a spaniel on one arm and holding a black mask in her other hand. These masks were sometimes worn by women when walking or riding outdoors to protect the face from sunburn. During this period it was fashionable to have pale skin

© RIC, photographer Mike Searle