I learned a new word in the art vocabulary today.
Evidently, this is a word that describes painting.
Whereas sculpture, installations, performance art, theater and dance all occur in 3 dimensions (okay — 4 for the performance arts) and I suppose music technically only occurs in that last dimension — painting is about the illusion. I’m guessing, it’s about the illusion of 3 dimensions from the context I heard it in 4 different times today. Or at least, some painting is probably possibly maybe about the illusion of 3 dimensions.
But some painting has nothing to do with the illusion of 3 dimensions. Same with photography. Film. Computer animation.
Architectural renderings. Okay. Topographical maps. Maybe. Printmaking — Probably not so much.
Or maybe the illusion of an object is the illusion in question. Smoke and Mirrors.
But, the illusion sounds really good. Like a magic trick. Or a hallucination.
Learning a new vocabulary subset is always fun.