A mural in a garden
Jerry Pavia

3-D Effect

Trompe l’oeil murals can leave visitors guessing whether the garden they’re viewing is real or fake. Even an impressionistic painting like this one can fool the eye by artfully duplicating three-dimensional landscape elements -- vines twining up side posts -- in two dimensions.

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