Trompe L' Oeil: Imitations, Pastiches et Autres Illusions

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 Trompe d' oeil as its names indicates is an illusion, a trick of the eye. The new forthcoming exhibition of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs deals with this special artistic technique that was extremely popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. Through an eighteen - month period exhibition, the Study gallery of the museum has gathered several selections of never seen before works from its storerooms like wallpapers, floorboards, images, paintings and jewellery with rare motifs and precious materials.

From the 2nd of February 2012 until November 2013

Man sitting on a cafe terrasse - Gunnar Larsen, 1973
Walpaper with persian faience imitation print by Desfosse & Karth, 1872

Wallpaper, Etablissments Leroy, France, 1910-11

Wallpaper, Manufacture Desfosse & Karth, France, 19th century

Aquarelle design, Elias Baeck, Germany, 1740
Serigrafies, Roman Cieslewicz, France, 1974

Satin, glass and pearl necklace by Francois Lesage for Chanel, 1983

Armoire surrealiste by Marcel Jean, France 1941
All images courtesy of The Musee des Arts Decoratifs

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