Sandro del Prete

The Master Of Illusions

Romeo and Juliet
In the corner of the room, two small illustrations face each other: in one a lovely young girl, while in the other, a handsome young manfacing her. They fall deeply in love. It is widely believed that love moves mountains, and in that spirit, they move closer and closer together until their frames merge. Unfortunately, the subjects never manage to blend like their frames do, as they are prisoniers of a two-dimensional world. Only their fingers touch, not in the foreground, where one believes that one can see their hands join, but in the corner, behind the scene. In reality, the illustrations are placed side by side, each on the opposing surface of the corner. This picture demonstrates how our feelings and imagination oppose spacial logic.