TROMPE L’OEIL – the art of deceiving the eye

Trompe l'oeil window into kitchen, RAC Club, London
Kitchen view trompe l’oeil window on the staircase to the Minstrels Gallery, RAC Club, Pall Mall, London.

Trompe l’oeil the art of deceiving the eye.  The French term meaning ‘to trick the eye’ deceives you into believing something painted is actually there.

Kate Lovegrove is one of the most experienced UK mural painters in the practice of trompe l’oeil.  

Trompe l’oeil mural ideas

The subject for a trompe l’oeil can be almost anything:  

A blocked in fireplace can have a mural painted of a dangerous looking electric fire with an equally dangerous plug painted on the wall beside it. 

Dull looking basement walls can be painted to resemble a French village square and the floor to have the accompanying pavements with trompe l’oeil paving stones, weeds, cigarette butts and drain covers.

Trompe l’oeil the art of deceiving the eye can be used if there is a door to be hidden it can become a bookcase.

A wall that needs opening up with a mural artists technique it can become a window or a staircase. 

A trompe l’oeil cloth can be draped over a banister.

 A low ceiling can be raised to be as high as you like with an architectural trompe l’oeil or a trompe l’oeil sky.

The possibilities are endless and a mural painter like Kate can realise your mural ideas and/or give you great ideas for a trompe l’oeil mural for almost any space you can think of and execute a mural in almost any country in the world.

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