Shown on the side of this building is the optical illusion trompe l’oeil. Translated, the term stands for “deceive the eye”. This technique is achieved by using realistic imagery in order to give the optical illusion that the image is in 3D.
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Mural painting and decoration -- Washington, DC;
United States of America
District of Columbia
Smolski, Chet, "Washington, DC: Trompe l’Oeil Wall Mural" (2011). Browse All. 590.
trompe l’oeil, street scene, murals, Washington, DC