An imaginary window or view, a perspective that makes a room seem larger, additional people birds or animals in a room, realistic architectural elements painted on a wall, a realistic painted deck of playing cards that appear to be sitting on the table are all examples of trompe l’oeil. French for ‘deceive the eye’ the art technique depicts objects that appear to be in three dimensions to create an optical illusion.
Although murals from Greek and Roman times are known, Trompe l’oeil was at its height during the Renaissance when a superior understanding of perspective drawing was achieved. Interior designers continue to commission muralist and artists with this specialty to personalize, add character and depth to home and business environments.
Bring art to life and expand your view with the use of Trompe l’oeil.
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