Thursday, November 25, 2010
So-Artful Challenge: Trompe L'Oeuil
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The challenge this week was to create an art piece using "trompe l'oeuil." The black and white image shown above was provided. According to Wikipedia, trompe l'oeuil is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three dimensions. (The words mean "fool the eye" in French.) Not sure I quite got the hang of it (there was something strange about creating a fake 3-dimensional digital room with a supposed-to-be-fake-3-dimensional image on one of the walls), but it was an interesting creative exercise for me, especially the use of perspective (Note to Carol Z: do not look too closely! :)).
Image credits: deviant scrap/ holliewood, Dover, KME.