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Escaping Criticism. Pere Borrell Del Caso Jainika Bardia
Escaping Criticism, by Pere Borrell del Caso (1835-1910), is an oil-on-canvas painting that was completed in 1874 in true trompe-l’oeil fashion. Trompe-l’oeil (literally meaning «deceive the eye») is an art technique that has been around for centuries where an artist attempts to create an optical illusion. In this case, a young boy in disheveled clothing braces to escape the very painting in which he was created. As he braces his foot and clutches the frame, his eyes are peeled wide and he gasps as he sees the «outside» world for the first time. Some historians believe that given del Caso's distaste for following what other experts in his field wanted to see in that day, this piece was his attempt to show them that their perspectives were robbing the world of its vitality.

The irony of Escaping Criticism is that the painting itself is deception. The story being told is that this painted boy no longer wants to remain inside the frame and is attempting to get out. The world, meanwhile, is being told by this painting to stop limiting and robbing others of their vitality. Round and round we may go, but it's still fascinating and does exactly what art is supposed to do: evoke a response.
Escaping Criticism
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Author: Pere Borrell Del Caso
Posted: june 20, 2021 / Modified: june 20, 2021
Copyright Jainika Bardia

Nicole Retureau
Premium members Nicole Retureau , March 17
Très original, bravo pour votre œuvre réussie.
Marisol Usandegi
Premium members Marisol Usandegi , June 20
Fantastica realizacion.
Escaping Criticism
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Jainika Bardia
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