Trompe l’oeil in the Villa Barbaro

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Sep 25, 2015
     Category: Architecture | Art | Europe | Sixteenth Century

Living & traveling here in Europe I've had many occasions to observe this 'effect' first hand and have, actually, been fooled more than once in some of the old churches in Italy. The best I've seen on canvas was in the Prado in Madrid. Here's just one of the paintings I found in Parma. What you're seeing here is a perfectly flat wall.

There have been stranger artifacts put into painting over the centuries like a skull that is so distorted that you have to look at the painting edge on to see it. (Do a Google search on Holbein's Skull) Then there is that modern day street artist that does the same think in chalk on the sidewalks I think his name is Edgar Mueller.

When you see this stuff you KNOW you're in the presence of Art.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/25/15 at 11:29 AM
Beautiful Paul!
Expat the first link is very cool! I gotta tell you though that the lion in it resembles the lion from The Wizard of OZ a lot. The sidewalk art is mind blowing!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/25/15 at 07:48 PM
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