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

shapes!

Attican Landscape

Attican Landscape

In a villa on the top of a hill in a suburb of Athens

Amorini and Birds Skirmish

Amorini and Birds Skirmish

An illusionistic effect of a dome with flying creatures

Shelves with Artifacts

Shelves with Artifacts

Precious artifacts displayed on an illusory shelf

Four Seasons' Overdoor

Four Seasons' Overdoor

Over the cornice of a doorway the representation of the passage of the seasons

Rooster and Harp

Rooster and Harp

A rich in symbolism overdoor

The Armoir

The Armoir

A very stylish storytelling armoir

Ribbons

Ribbons

Simple yet elegant frieze

The Playroom with a View

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

Welsh Dresser - Piattaia

Rare precious plates of the Italian Renaissance exhibited in an open hanging dresser

Villa Carafa

Villa Carafa

The measured elegance of a Renaissance-like decoration

Villa Balbiano, Como Lake

Villa Balbiano, Como Lake

A trompe l'oeil inspired by the breathtaking natural landscape of the Como Lake

Villa Balbiano 2, Como Lake

Villa Balbiano 2, Como Lake

A faithful reconstruction of the original 18th century's decoration

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