Trompe L’Oeil: Preface

First, you should know that a trompe l’oeil is a deception in art, specifically in painting, when an object is rendered so truly that you reach your hand out to touch it. Or a scene you might be seduced into entering. But a trompe l’oeil is only a trick of the eye.

What follows is a love story. It is the story of an artist who is quite mad, who refuses to accept that the woman he loves has been killed, an artist who has the power to do something about it. So it is a love story with miracles.

The artist’s name is Simon Lister. Have you heard of him? Not long ago he was the most important painter in the world …

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