Trompe L’Oeil Art (10 total)


If you know the names John Pugh or Julian Beever chances are you’re already a fan of trompe l’oeil, a French phrase that translates to “trick the eye.” This type of art is usually murals or paintings that create an amazing optical illusion. One of my personal favorites was the Hausmannian building on Georges V Ave. in Paris, France during 2007. The crazy looking building looked as though it was melting!

“I am a trompe l'oeil artist focusing primarily on mural painting. I have found that the "language" of life-size illusions allow me to communicate with a very large audience. It seems almost universal that people take delight in being visually tricked. Once captivated by the illusion, the viewer is lured to cross an artistic threshold and thus seduced into exploring the concept of the piece. I have also found that by creating architectural illusion that integrates with the existing environment both optically and aesthetically, the art transcends the "separateness" that public art sometimes produces.” – John Pugh

John Pugh

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Julian Beever

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First pic via Flickr



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