Here's a detail from Susanne Kühn's The Couple (Das Paar) to show you the type of tricks she plays on the eye. Look closely and you'll see that the woman in the painting has no legs; her torso rests on the drapery. Suzanne received classical art training in her home country Germany, then moved to the USA for post-graduate studies. The result is as though Vermeer had collaborated with Escher. Using the clean, vibrant colours of acrylic paints, Susanne depicts domestic interiors and landscapes which require more than one viewing to spot every deception. Her first exhibition at Haunch of Venison in London opened a few day ago and continues until 2 April (title link). Highly recommended.
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