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Art to trick the eye

March 2nd, 2015 by

This is a painting I did at an art course that is meant to look like a piece of paper that has been taped to a wall. I am pleased with the results. Quite a few people have been fooled into thinking it was a real piece of paper and real masking tape.
I added the sentence “This is not a piece of paper” to remind people of a famous painting by Rene Magritte. He painted a pipe on a canvas (a smoking pipe) and painted a sentence, “This is not a pipe.” (He wrote it in French). His tongue in cheek point was that it was not a pipe, it was a painting of a pipe.