illusionism
noun Date: 1911 the use of artistic techniques (as perspective or shading) to create the illusion of reality especially in a work of art

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  • illusionism — [i lo͞o′zhəniz΄əm] n. the use of illusions in art illusionistic adj …   English World dictionary

  • illusionism —    A term introduced in or shortly before 1895 by the Austrian art historian Franz Wickhoff (18531909), a member of the Vienna School of Art History, to denote the use of pictorial techniques such as perspective and foreshortening with the aim of …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • illusionism — illusionistic, adj. /i looh zheuh niz euhm/, n. 1. a technique of using pictorial methods in order to deceive the eye. Cf. trompe l oeil. 2. Philos. a theory or doctrine that the material world is an illusion. [1835 45; ILLUSION + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • illusionism — noun a) The performance of magical tricks. b) The theory of dealing with illusions …   Wiktionary

  • illusionism — belief that the external world is philosophy Philosophical Isms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • illusionism — il lu·sion·ism || ɪ luːʒənɪzm n. belief that the physical world is a product of the imagination (Philosophy); artistic technique which uses illusionary effects (Art) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Illusionism — a philosophy that holds that there is no material world but rather a collection of illusions formed by human consciousness that results in an environment for all humans to live in …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • illusionism — noun the use of perspective in art to give an appearance of three dimensionality. Derivatives illusionistic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • illusionism — il·lu·sion·ism …   English syllables

  • illusionism — il•lu•sion•ism [[t]ɪˈlu ʒəˌnɪz əm[/t]] n. fia a technique of using pictorial methods in order to deceive the eye Compare trompe l oeil • Etymology: 1835–45 il•lu sion•is′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

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