September 07, 2006

Trompe l'œil

Trompe-l'œil (French for "trick the eye" from tromper - to deceive and l'œil - the eye;) is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects really exist.

One of the trademarks of Lyon in France are the realistic murals on the buildings.

This one for instance, one of my favourites, shows a virtual library with hundreds of references and text quotes.

Click the LINK for more examples.
[link] via clorofila ;)

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