trompe-l’oeil gallery

 
 
 

Trompe l’oeil (French for “fools the eye”)  is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three dimensions.

Although the phrase has its origin in the Baroque period, when it refers to perspectival illusionism, use of trompe-l'œil dates back much further. It was (and is) often employed in murals. A  trompe l'oeil piece requires meticulous attention to detail on the part of the artist. Proper sizing and every detail, nuance of light and gradation of color must be skillfully incorporated in order to make the two-dimensional work appear to be three-dimensional.

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