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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Optical Illusion—Books, Books, and More Books!

January 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

William Harnett, Still Life with Dutch Jar and Bust of Dante, 1884, oil on wood panel, Worcester Art Museum, MA


American artists John F. Peto (1857-1907) and William Harnett (1848-1892) were contemporaries and colleagues specializing in tromp l’oeil still lifes of super-realistic objects, creating a sense of optical illusion.


John F. Peto, In the Library, 1900, oil on canvas, Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, CA


January 12
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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