Too good to let stay behind, I purchased a quite remarkable trompe-l'oeil painting by an "amateur master" (soon to be my trademarked phrase) at an antique mall yesterday and promptly posted it in the Museum of Ebay. (Trademark pending)
SEE LISTING ON EBAY HERE
An "Art Lesson from the Flea Market" (My NEXT trademarked phrase, so don't even think about it.)
The best Trompe-l'oeil paintings are the ones done during the great Depression, when hungry artists would paint their dreams.. artists so poor, they literally PAINTED money. The idea is to render an object so good, you think it is sitting right on the canvas. Reach up and pluck that bill off...and go buy soup.
Also common in Trompe l'oeil are playing cards, and that's what my Sunday painter did...but he threw in a surrealistic twist and a reflection!
Quite a painting, but not my thing, so up it went. Have a look. Tell your friends. Deceive YOUR eye!
Bid like Oprah at a Shaker Auction! (Those in the trade will know what that refers to)
Trump any other Trompe bidders HERE
Trompe -l'oiel painting looking for a home Circa 1920-1930? Currently, but not for long, Collection Jim Linderman
Dull Tool Dim Bulb Books available HERE