“painted”~ PhotoHunt

I decided to go with painted buildings that use the trompe-l’oeil technique, creating optical illusions, which make windows, shutters, bricks, etc. appear to be three-dimensional.

IMG_0690(taken in Santa Margherita Ligure)

IMG_1011.JPG(taken in Acqui Terme)

Close up of the trompe-l’oeil technique above the door


All but the shutters are painted in this photo.

IMG_0244.JPG(taken in Santa Margherita Ligure)

This one really fooled me. I thought the shutters were real at first.

IMG_1462.JPG(taken in Acqui Terme)

23 thoughts on ““painted”~ PhotoHunt

  1. Hello, I love every one of these. Don’t you just love how they paint windows and shutters where there is not one. I was so taken with that, the first time I realized I was looking at a painted window and shutters.
    Hope you have a great week end.


  2. Great shots – this style of painting was quite common in Piemonte. I don’t recall seeing as much of it elsewhere in Italy though.


  3. Very colourful shutters. To me they looked real too. If you hadn’t written about the optical illusions I wouldn’t have noted the diference.


  4. Hi Girasoli, wow these do look 3-D! I love your selections for this week’s theme! I think I would’ve been fooled too on that one photo!
    Have a great Sunday!


  5. These are wonderful collection of trompe-l’oeil. I saw many in France also. They would often add an painted ‘window’ to balance a wall of a building.


  6. A week late but who’s counting. Wonderful choice for the theme! Spotting the trompe-l’oeil on the buildings in SML is one of my favorite things to do while there.


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