English citations of trompent-l'œil
Last modified on 5 January 2011, at 17:54
- 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.