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English citations of trompent-l'œil

  • 2003: Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, volume 28, page 571 (Carleton University)
    However, typical of the baroque, this superficially clear mental image is not as transparent as it first appears; certain details are altered in each variation of the basic plot that trompent-l’œil, or trick the reader’s eye by gradually transforming the image over the course of the sequence. The term trompe-l’œil is normally employed in the visual arts, most commonly in painting, to denote visual illusions. In Zayas’s story the illusion is painted in words instead of objects on canvas.