In this section are displayed my decorative paintings, commonly defined as “trompe l’oeil”.
What is a trompe l’oeil? Here is the full definition of the French expression trompe l'oeil by the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
1: a style of painting in which objects are depicted with photographically realistic detail;
also the use of similar technique in interior decorating-
2: something that misleads or deceives the senses: illusion.
In few words, the expression "trompe l'oeil" means literally "to deceive the eye".
There is not a specific painting technique for a trompe l’oeil,
it can be carried out by fresco, tempera,
oil, encaustic etc., what is important
is how realistic shows the result.
Enjoy colors and
In a villa on the top of a hill in a suburb of Athens
Amorini and Birds Skirmish
An illusionistic effect of a dome with flying creatures
Shelves with Artifacts
Precious artifacts displayed on an illusory shelf
Four Seasons' Overdoor
Over the cornice of a doorway the representation of the passage of the seasons
Rooster and Harp
A rich in symbolism overdoor
A very stylish storytelling armoir
Simple yet elegant frieze
The Playroom with a View
The owners' villa depicted in an imaginary scenery of a giardino all'Italiana and other funny details...
Welsh Dresser - Piattaia
Rare precious plates of the Italian Renaissance exhibited in an open hanging dresser
The measured elegance of a Renaissance-like decoration
Villa Balbiano, Como Lake
A trompe l'oeil inspired by the breathtaking natural landscape of the Como Lake
Villa Balbiano 2, Como Lake
A faithful reconstruction of the original 18th century's decoration