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A recurrent myth in art history is that of the painting which looks so real that it fools its onlookers into thinking it is the real thing. Since the development of photography, realistic painted images are often described as 'photographic'. This painting by Andrew Grassie is so faithful to perceived reality that it can be mistaken for one of the photographs from which he works. This work shows the Pillared Room at 10 Downing Street.
tempera on paper
H 24 x W 32 cm