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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

T is for Trompe l'Oeil

What do all of these things have in common?









None of them are real.   The horse, the doggies, the sushi, the buildings features, the fish and the papers and the creepy little green lizardo - all painted by some very brilliantly talented people!  They are all masters of the painting technique known as Trompe l'Oeil.

Trompe l'Oeil is French for 'to fool the eye' - a style of painting that creates the illusion of realistic looking, three dimensional objects.

12 comments:

  1. I thought for sure that apartment building was real. How incredible!

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  2. Truly amazing! How do people do that? It must take years of practice.

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  3. Totally terrific photos! I am stunned at the talent some people have! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wonderful and creative post for T ~ Beautiful photos ^_^

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  5. very talented artists, for sure -- fun T post!

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  6. I love the ones painted on sidewalks and you think you're going to fall into something so you walk around it! Love the bathtub!

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  7. Right now the U.S. Supreme Court has a trompe l'oeil on a mural hanging from the front of the building, that looks like the pillars, while they do reconstruction on the facade. From a distance, you'd swear it was the front of the building.

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  8. I like your "T" word, Ms. B&B. It is new to me although I suppose Mrs. Jim knows it. She has studied French. The Miriam-Webster (On-line) will pronounce it for us.
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trompe%20l'oeil
    ..

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  9. I had never heard of that technique, and did not know what the photos had in common till I got to the end!

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  10. It would be great to have a little bit of trompe l'oeil somewhere in the house - like a secret that each child or guest could find and think they were the only ones to see it.

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  11. Wow... These are really neat pieces of artwork...

    The artists do a Tremendous job...

    Thanks you for linking This Terrific post for the letter T...

    A+

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