Mural Painting / Illusionistic Painting
The most popular kind of wall painting is Trompe l'oeil. The French term literally means "deceive the eye" (tromper = deceive, l'oeil = eye).
In Germany it is called “painted illusion”.
Trompe l'oeil painting means that the viewer takes the painting for real – resp. may do so. The "perfect illusion" does not exist, and it is not sought. Everyone is aware of that the Mediterranean cannot be seen from an apartment in Frankfurt even though it seems to be so. The power of images and the suggestive power of their perspective effect, that is what Trompe-l'oeil is. Illusions are so strong that they change the entire feeling for space and emanate the illusion of a different reality. That is the attraction! Trompe-l'oeil paintings cheat with the perception and the realism of the beholder. That is how they create viewy moods and atmospheres and invite to dream, to enjoy, to represent.
Sometimes just practical considerations are the very fore: For windowless rooms or rooms with poor proportions, the Trompe-l'oeil could be the last resort!
The four different art forms of Trompe-l’oeil painting.
More than painted illusion: Diversity in design from antique to Zeitgeist.
Alongside the classic Trompe-l’oeil we also do paintings in several other styles: Pompeian Frescos, cloud sceneries on ceilings, decorative details, and abstract Colour-Form compositions. Have a look through our exemplary pictures and look forward to new ideas which we could develop together!
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