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Trompe l'oeil Friday

 

You can fool some of the people some of the time.

Enjoy your weekend!

(Averbode Abbey, Belgium)

 

 

 

Trompe l'oeil Friday

 

You can fool some of the people some of the time.

Enjoy your weekend!

(Averbode Abbey, Belgium)

 

 

 

comments (26)

That's really lovely, Ginnie! I like how the white vignetting makes it look like it's floating! Have a great weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. You will have a blast with Frank, so go and don't worry a bit about the rest of us!
  • Picturit
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Mar 2017, 04:22
This is an amazing 'trompe l'oeil'. They did an incredible job with the paining above the two steps. I almost had to touch it to see if that was a painting. Great processing.
I know a place where I am being fooled 4 days of the week sad....
Ginnie Hart: As I recall, YOU were the one who first spotted this one, Astrid, so thank you. I'm having a feeling that most of the tromp l'oeil paintings I've ever seen have been in churches! How interesting. And yes, I do know a place where you are being "fooled" all the time. (sigh)
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Mar 2017, 04:24
What is happening here, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Please don't tell me you are one of those being fooled, Ray! I wouldn't believe you. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Mar 2017, 06:27
A wonderful detail and Image - I would like to come nearer ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. It was such a pleasant surprise.
Surprenant....merci pour cette meveille
Ginnie Hart: It's always fun to see, Claudine, isn't it!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 17 Mar 2017, 06:46
This is hard top believe, Ginnie - but I do!
Ginnie Hart: Astrid was the one who first saw it, Lisl, so it clearly fooled me, too. Today is the first time it occurred to me that I have see tromp l'oeil only in churches. How strange.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 17 Mar 2017, 06:47
what part is painted? the part with the silver thingie at the bottom? I saw your comment to Astrid, and of course they want to fool you in churches! lol
Ginnie Hart: That part at the bottom that looks like it's in an alcove, yup. I immediately thought of all the churches where I've seen such art...only churches...and wondered how much else they were trying to fool people about! (sigh)
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Mar 2017, 07:15
Heavy with religious symbolism Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure, Chris, even if I don't always know what it is!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Mar 2017, 07:36
This is very beautiful. I especially like the carving on what looks like a headboard.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Alan. There's always so much to see in these abbeys!
I would not have realised Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Me neither, Bill. Astrid was the one who pointed it out to me.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 17 Mar 2017, 08:04
Extra !
JP
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, JP!
A fantastic piece of work Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: So simple but so powerful, Chad. Thanks.
I like your process Ginnie. Amazing trompe l'oeil.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. It was such a surprise to see!
Nice election you got there, I heard.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Michael. It's a good indication that Europe is "paying attention" to Trump!
Trompe l'oeil is an art form I study. I have seen it many times that were not in churches. The last decade has brought an increase in doing it to ceilings in homes to achieve a look of molding, crown moldings and such. I was thinking of doing it to one of my ceilings.
Ginnie Hart: I love that you see it outside of churches, Mary. It's possible I have, too, but just don't remember. It's so much fun to see!
  • Anne
  • France
  • 17 Mar 2017, 13:05
C'est vraiment un trompe-l'oeil???
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Anne...the part below in the little box/alcove. smile
This is the most attractive piece of church fittments, and I love your treatment of it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian. It still surprises me.
Wow - that's fancy!
Ginnie Hart: Illusions are extra fun when they're also fancy, Tom! smile
We have to re-calculate last year's votes now! There's a possibility that Trump supporters applied this trompe l'oeil technique to "X" the right boxes? Ha ha... Fake news!? Real news?!

>We have states AND counties in the USA but no provinces

Actually, we do have one province in Malaysia. It's Province Wellesley. Just one, so it's very special. It's part of Penang state now. Together with Malacca and Singapore, they were all once British crown colonies, collectively known as the Straits Settlements.
Ginnie Hart: I like the comparison to fake news, LC. Brilliant! And don't you love how much we all educate each other! smile
The vignetting really works with the shot. Lovely.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
superbe prise!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP!
Very bright image... I like it...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Larry! smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Mar 2017, 18:35
Very fine detail smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherry. It was one of those things that took me by surprise.
it is a trompe d'oeil Ginnie agter trading Astrid's comment it made more sense... great processing to fool our eyes even more....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Aha! So even YOU were fooled, Peter! I like that for whoever the artist was. smile
If it's a trompe l'oeil then it must be a 2d that looks 3d right?

It's a lovely photo Ginny!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Charles. Bingo. Thank you.
Really like the processing on this one! Perfect!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin!!!

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