Friday, November 13, 2009

Trompeloeil : Murals - Wall Painting

It was (and is) often employed in murals. Instances from Greek and Roman times are known, for instance in Pompeii. A typical trompe-l’œil mural might depict a window, door, or hallway, intended to suggest a larger room. They are so realistic from far away it is hard to believe they are created and US president George Washington was once fooled by a trompe-l’œil painting when he visited the studio of Charles Willson Peale. On its far wall was a painting of someone descending a stair and he is said to have bowed to the figure before he realized it was a painting.

Trompeloeil : Murals - Wall Painting
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