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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Optical Illusion-Take Your Pick of Books, Letters, & Newspapers

  American artist John Frederick Peto (1854-1907) was a specialist in trompe-l’oeil  (“deceived eye”), basically causing the viewer to mistake painted objects for reality.  He often focused on books, letters, and newspapers recreating them with a variety of colors and textures arranged in creative, at times, unpredictable designs.    

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Food & Taste—Pastries, Cakes, and Strawberries Too

Please click on the paintings to enlarge and enhance.     During the Baroque period in art, artists like still life specialist Italian Giuseppe Recco (1634-1695) created rich, detailed combinations of  colorful flowers and tempting desserts. More than two centuries later, American master John Frederick Peo (1854-1907) presents a simpler yet appealing offering of cake, […]

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