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Tilt-Up and Trompe l'Oeil: a Perfect Match

Trompe l'oeil, or fool the eye, is a style of painting in which architectural details or scenes are depicted with photographic clarity. This style, used centuries ago by Roman nobility, is now enjoying a resurgence in the United States. A leader of this revival is Richard Haas, an internationally recognized artist from Chicago. In 1985 he used trompe l'oeil to turn the Thunderbird Fire and Safety Equipment Corp., Phoenix, Ariz., into a masterpiece of illusion. Two sides of the tilt-up building are trompe l'oeil. Read more

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