Artist Paints Vibrant, Realistic Frescoes Over Old Building Facades

French street artist Patrick Commecy has been giving the buildings around France face-lifts as he revitalizes and transforms old, monochromatic facades into massive, vibrant, and realistic frescoes. From residences to offices and abandoned buildings, Commency has designed and produced more than 300 paintings in France and around the world.

Commecy and his team of artists use trompe-l’œil to bring city walls to life, an art technique that was popular during the Baroque period. Trompe-l’œil, translating to “deceive the eye,” focuses on depicting realistic imagery and creating optical illusions of three dimensional objects.

Commecy takes care to ensure that the frescoes depict the histories, cultures, and unique attributes of the towns and cities they are located in, and often paints notable historical figures and local heroes into the murals. He hopes that his works can be both objects of pride for the locals who live in the cities, as well as destination goals for tourists. Commecy understands that for the frescoes to be appreciated and maintained, they must be respected and valued by all, and reflect and enhance the identities of the people who are viewing them.

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