Trompe l'oeil (literally, "deceive the eye"), a style of painting in which objects are depicted with photographic reality, can be considered true art only if the painter is a true artist, one who chooses his subjects and arranges them with a certain effect in view. The conscious mind then gives over and the eye and hand do the rest

Although trompe l'oeil has always existed, it really came into vogue during the second half of the 20th century in Europe, Japan and the United States.


Excerpt from the Annual Report back cover