Wednesday, December 9, 2009

TROMPE L'OEIL, MY DEAR?

The more I get around this city, the more murals I discover. They really seem to be everywhere. The work above is one of my most favorite. Do yourself a favor, click it and be amazed. The perspective is incredible. While my French leaves much to be desired, I believe this is a real 'trompe l'oeil.'

29 comments:

  1. Wow, that is impressive - very believable!

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  2. Thanks for your comment on my post regarding War. I went back and read the rest of the lyrics to the great Edwin Starr song. Here is a link to its history and a recording http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1029. I am glad you are back with your entertaining posts. I like the mural a lot and appreciate the way it leads you into its reality.

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  3. Oh c'est un très beau trompe-l'oeil! Let's walk into it, shall we? ;-)

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  4. You said it: amazing! You have to enlarge the image to appreciate fully this beautiful work of art. I think this is a perfect example of a trompe-l'œil, one of the best I have ever seen.

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  5. Tromp l'oeil it may be, but I think it's fantastic too! ;-)

    Great shot as well.

    Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

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  6. You're right. This is amazing. I wish I could enter these murals and experience the world depicted in them. It looks so idyllic.

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  7. Dead-on. There are murals and then there is trompe l'oeil. It's the real thing and very well executed. I can never get enough of these creations and have tremendous respect for these artists and their talent.

    Great find, sir!

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  8. Superb. I find these things beyond my comprehension...this one is truly a special work of art.

    Have you seen the work of the sidewalk artists that do the same kind of thing?

    It's incredible!

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  9. I did enlarge it and it's amazing! I love the bird too.

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  10. I think you're right! This is EXCELLENT!

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  11. Fabulous detail, very impressinve, and super capture.

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  12. It's brilliant!
    and you could help me with my French homework! Please!!! :)
    Great perspective as well!
    Léia

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  13. This one is well done! I'm finding tons of murals around here too, but not this spectacular.

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  14. This is definitely a trompe l'oeil and a really good one too!

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  15. I am always impressed when I see things like this.. I cant wrap my mind around how the artist keeps his/her perspective

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  16. Hard to believe it is NOT a real room. I like the bit-o-sprouts at the sidewalk edge.

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  17. WoW! I thought the sky was real til I saw the real sky in the top left! How neat

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  18. Fantastic work. I have always bee fascinated with trompe l'oeil.

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  19. I wouldn't want to take a wrong turn, especially while driving. Since that isn't the case, it's quite inviting to step right in :)

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  20. P.S. This one really goes beyond with the open sky.

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  21. I love trompe-l'oeil. There's acool mural like that in the city near me.

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  22. It is great. I don't think it could be trumped.

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  23. That is impressive. I walked right out into the ocean. Splash!! MB

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  24. And I'll be staying at one of those little cabanas on the island. Outstanding street art!
    Three Rivers Daily Photo

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  25. That is amazing, B2. I love it when people do series of things on their blogs. Bring us more!

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  26. This is fabulous trompe d'oeil. I so admire artists who can do this. There's an atelier in the Old Town where they offer their services, in fact there's a lot of trompe l'oeil around here but nothing like this.

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