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Trompe l’oeil painting part 1 by Marc Potocsky

Trompe l’oeil (Pronounced- Trump loy) literally translates from French to mean “fools the eye.” Hard to paint, the trompe l’oeil piece requires meticulous attention to detail on the part of the artist. Proper sizing and every detail, nuance of light and gradation of color must be skillfully incorporated in order to make the two-dimensional work appear to be three-dimensional.

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Escaping Criticism – Pere Borrel Del Caso 1874

Paintings of this genre have been around since Antiquity; though they fell into disuse during the “Dark Ages” It wasn’t until the Italians (re)discovered linear perspective during the Renaissance that trompe l’oeil painting became popular for keeps. In the 21st-century, the term “Photo-Realism” would be equally applicable to this type of painting. From, About.com Art History


Trompe l’oeil painting of Drapery and molding with Faux Painted Carrara Marble by Marc Potocsky- MJP Studios

Trompe loeil Drapery Faux painted marble NY CT

Trompe loeil NY CT


Trompe l’oeil painting of fire place- MJP Studios – NJ Residence

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Trompe loeil painting Fireplace mantel CT NJ MJP Studios- Marc Potocsky


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Detailed close up. Trompe loeil – MJP Studios


Fun and sentimental trompe l’oeil painting personal articles in private office, New Canaan, CT residence.

Trompe loeil New Canaan CT

Trompe l’oeil Golf bag And clubs on mdf board and adhered to wall – Marc Potocsky MJP Studios





Trompe loeil painting New Canaan CT

Close up – Trompe loeil painting New Canaan CT

Trompe loeil painting New Canaan CT

Close up of score card painted on wall. Marc Potocsky is a leader of trompe l’oeil painting and murals in CT,NY, NJ, LI and across the USA.

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