Examining the various ways that artists employ trompe l'oeil, a technique that tricks the eye of the viewer, one core similarity remains: the works of art make us question the boundary of the painted world and our own.
Every day we get visitors who let us know how badly they want to touch the artwork but know they shouldn’t. It’s true, the first rule of the museum is “Do Not Touch”, but artists use their skills to help people imagine how their art would feel through texture. Artists choose different materials to express different things, including how something might feel. Read on to learn how to discover texture in artworks without touching them!