Have You Heard About... Masters of Deception

… the tricks artists can play on your eyes and your mind? Al Seckel looks at several artists whose works are more than they seem in Masters of Deception: Escher, Dali & the Artists of Optical Illusion.

The illusions in this book vary, including progressive changes like the one on the cover, composite portraits, trompe l’oeil, sculptures that look completely different depending on the viewpoint, and much more. Only a few examples of each person’s work are included, but they are excellent examples and beautifully presented. In addition, the author explains how the illusions work and the artists’ importance. The text is nearly as eye-opening as the art itself!

 

Reviewed by Fran (staff)