Definition of illusionism
: the use of artistic techniques (such as perspective or shading) to create the illusion of reality especially in a work of art
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Each vignette floats, isolated against a slick sea of black, drawing a parallel between the illusionism of stage magic and the tricks of commercial photography.
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