‘Sic transit gloria mundi’, an optical illusion or trompe-l’oeil by Willem Bilderdijk. Pen and paint in colour, 20 x 23 cm, unsigned, [1789].


  • Misleading down to an art

    story by Mart van Duijn.

    Carelessly laid down sheets of paper on a table top? No. This is a trompe l'oeil: a form of art intended to deceive.

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