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Manner of Benedetto Sartori
A PAIR OF 'TROMPE L'ŒIL' STILL LIFES
inscribed with dedication lower right: 'Al MllIllSign mio' / 'Pro. Altmo il Sign Francesco' / 'Baccazini in' / 'Roma'

a pair, both oil on canvas, one unlined


Sartori, who was active in the Veneto during the first half of the 18th century, was one of the earliest specialists in 'trompe l'œil', which in French translates to 'to deceive the eye.' Using realistic imagery to create optical illusions, the artist fools us into thinking that the depicted objects before us exist in three dimensions – ultimately making us question the boundary between the painted world and our own reality.


Quantity: 2
Each unframed: 83.5 x 64.5 cm.; 32 7/8  x 25 3/8  in.
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