Trompe d'oeil has fascinated me ever since I saw Rene Magritte's fabulous painting of the easel and the smashed window containing the shattered clouds - and experienced that blinking moment of disbelief as I asked myself: is it real?
I like the topsy-turvy sensation that Trompe d'oeil evokes as a metaphor for life itself. That nothing is ever as it seems...(HEAVY!). And it's always good to look at things in a different way.
While in Avignon last November - we seemed to find an example of this particular style at every corner. It made the place seem even more magical - a city with lots of secret places.
An actress I know has her bathroom painted to resemble a Greek temple. It's decadent and delicious.
So...if you could decorate a room in this style - what would it be? The typical Tuscan landscape? A rooftop view of New York? Or inside the trumpet of a daffodil?