The third sign was a discussion on trompe-l'oeil they had that evening, prompting them to paint a sculpture the same night in which de Shepherd took projections a step further. Here as elsewhere in The Flowering he is playing with the viewer's perceptions.

Sculpture 'Still life with canvas'

Still life with canvas

The exercise of distinguishing the organic from the inorganic here is itself a projection.
The sculpture is their version of Vincent Van Gogh's Still life with drawingboard.


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