Trompe l’oeil

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Thomas Burke, sx mchne, 2002, from the Las Vegas Art Museum Collection

“It’s April fools day,” said the Powers That Be, “can you write a blog post about trompe l’oeil?”

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Thomas Burke, Untitled (sleazy day-tripper), 2003, from the Las Vegas Art Museum Collection

“We don’t know if we have any examples of tromp l’oeil,” we replied. “But maybe we do have something that fools the eye. What about Thomas Burke’s warped and buckled canvases? Those dramatic three-dimensional curves rising high off the wall like oceanic swells?”

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Thomas Burke, Little Hots, 2003, from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

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