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Can someone translate this from French to English for me pretty please!

Asked by ava (977points) June 14th, 2010

I subscribe to a paying translation site, but it doesn’t seem to be working now and I need this translated for work purposes. The French is:
Les Trompe-L’Oeil

I need to know what this means en anglaise por favor ;)

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dpworkin's avatar

It means “too fool the eye” and it is an art reference, describing a painting done to make you believe that you are looking at an actual object.

MissAnthrope's avatar

What @dpworkin said, with a small addition. The fact that it is les means that it is plural and a noun, so essentially more than one of these eye-fooling paintings.

The_Idler's avatar

Optical Illusions

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@dpworkin , @MissAnthrope and @The_Idler have it correct. Literally “tricks for the eye” or optical illusions.

Nullo's avatar

The Reading Rainbow episode on optical illusions explains this.

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