The Master of Illusions: Pictures to Ponder from a Visual Virtuoso

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Art - 310 pages
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Enter the world of visual illusion! Master artist Sandro Del-Prete is your guide through this mysterious, compelling landscape. His world-class works appeared in the best-selling Masters of Deception, revealing a style both uniquely poetic and personal. Like M.C. Escher, Del-Prete has devised a universe rich in impossible objects, optical deceptions, double perspectives, transformations, anamorphosis, and a good deal more. In this truly astonishing volume of images old and new, he presents a complete range of his art, from lithographed reproductions to oil paintings and sculptures. Look closely inside a cage with two lovebirds to see all the elements merge into the shape of a girl’s face. A series of seemingly endless towers pays homage to Escher. Expressive text accompanies each picture, opening a window into the work and illuminating Del-Prete’s artistic choices.

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In this nicely illustrated, presented, and documented follow-up to Al Seckel's best-selling Masters of Deception: Escher, Dal├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Ż & the Artists of Optical Illusion, world-renowned, largely ... Read full review


A New Shape Is Defined and Interpreted
Various Illusory and Surrealistic Images
Sacred Art
The Way of the Cross Church of Astano Switzerland
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