Dorothy Lorenze

original oil paintings

This "sweet' little painting is an example of a trompe l'oeil. Trompe l'oeil is French for "fool the eye" and refers to a genre of painting where elements of a composition are intentionally designed to look as if they are three dimentional and could be lifted off the canvas. For example the bit of masking tape with it's curled edge.

So trompe l'oeil is a kind of visual pun and adding to that sense the title is an actual verbal pun where 2D and sweet strawberries becomes "tout de suite", French for "all at once" or "quickly."

It's just fun to find a little humor in art.

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Two d'Sweet

8x6" oil on board


2017 Dorothy Lorenze