Peeking out from the trompe l’oeil on the ceiling of my room in Paris is this charming imp.   Trompe l’oeil is a French term, meaning to “deceive the eye”.  European painters, from the early Renaissance onward, created mesmerising illusions like this one by painting false frames out of which people appear to spill.

Toni 11/5/17


One thought on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

  1. Magnificent! I visited a cafe in Yorkshire where a local artist had painted Trompe L’oeil on 2 walls. It looked as if there were other people sitting at tables eating which had a really disconcerting effect on me as they were simply painted there.

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