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French for "deceive the eye," trompe-l'œil is an artistic technique to create the realistic illusion that an image exists in three dimensions.

Domain: Art history; Category: General art history

A Renaissance ideal of appearing to create art effortlessly and gracefully to demonstrate one's immense skill.

Domain: Art history; Category: Renaissance

A representation of an artist, created by the artist. As the social status of artists improved during the Renaissance, from anonymous craftsmen to respected intellectuals, artists increasingly began ...

Domain: Art history; Category: General art history

Can refer to painters from the same country, city, or a group of painters that follow in the style of another artist (e.g. Dutch School, Florentine School, School of Raphael).

Domain: Art history; Category: General art history

Considered the most important genre painting for most of the 20th century. History painting focused on narrative and depicted mythological, biblical, or historical subject matter and had a moralizing ...

Domain: Art history; Category: General art history

A perspectival technique that creates the illusion of an object receding sharply into the distance. Renaissance artists often used foreshortening to demonstrate their skill.

Domain: Art history; Category: General art history

The center of visual interest in a 2D painting where the viewer's eye is naturally drawn.

Domain: Art history; Category: General art history

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