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Trompe L'oeil

A "trick of the eye", these are painted or frescoed images that look as if they are architectural elements or scenes.

   
 
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Topkapi Palace - Istanbul - Turkey (1500)
 
       
 
Cattedrale dei Santi Massimo e Giorgio - L'Aquila - Italy (17th c.)
 
The Savoy - London - England
 
Château d'Ussé - France
 
       
 
Theatro Olympico - Vicenza - Italy (15th c.)
 
Megeve - France
 
Baptistry - Siena - Italy (14th c.)