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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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, […]