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Marc Stolfi

 (born 1968)
Marc Stolfi is active/lives in Connecticut.  Marc Stolfi is known for trompe l'oeil painting, illustrator.

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The following, submitted August 2005, is from Peter Falk, Art Historian and Writer.

Marc Stolfi, is an emerging master in the tromp l'oeil ("fool the eye") tradition, an ancient form of painting rooted in antiquity. This painting technique is one of the most difficult to master. A flat surface stops the eye at the picture plane, while objects placed upon this surface seem to protrude, slightly, into the viewer's space. Some paintings of objects that are actual size are so realistic that viewers try to pick up and touch the objects rendered.

Tromp l'oeil is believed to have originated in ancient Greece and was perfected in the sixteenth century by European artists. It is reported that the technique was used by Rembrandt's stud



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