Wednesday, 28 March 2012

"David" Michelangelo´s Trompe l´oeil

Since I saw, years ago, the magnificent statue named “David “ at the Accademia Gallery in Firenze, I knew that I had to make a trompe l'oeil painting of that Michelangelo´s sculpture to admire it every day.
The light, the volume and depth of the paint on the canvas, make it look like a real sculpture.
Many people, like me, who love sculpture and statues can not have their favorites at home, so I have painted several sculptures that can be placed everywhere.
I decided to write this blog, to comment my work and share what I feel performing them.
The trompe l'oeil, or "trap to the eye” (in French) is an hyper-realistic  technique that plays with light, perspective and optical effects to enjoy the feeling of looking at a 3-dimensional space.

The trompe l'oeil it´s magical, because you can open up spaces in walls creating the optical illusion that the object really exists.

A good trompe l'oeil, transforms and expands any room, bringing light to dark areas,  adding windows, stairs, doors, bookcasesfurniture and and more complex scenes in any desired space.

Painting children's rooms can transport thems to their magical world of fantasy.