Trompe L’oeil

Love these trompe l’oeil paintings by 17th century Dutch artist Edward Coiller.  It’s mind blowing to think that they were painted so long ago and yet their depth and composition remain striking hundreds of years later.  Pity I can’t snag one for our apartment : )

14 comments on “Trompe L’oeil

  1. Lena

    I stood in the Rijksmuseum for hours, open-mouthed looking at trompe l’oeil paintings-weeks later, I learned my dearest friend Quill was taking an amazing seminar on the Dutch realists, so she would send me amazing little tidbits!

  2. Leslie

    Katie when you are in NYC again you must go to the Frick Collection and see an amazing little Trompe L’oeil by a Swiss artist, Liotard. It is truly amazing in depth and detail.

  3. Katie Armour Post author

    Leslie — I love the Frick! Used to be a member so I could go all the time : ) Will have to look for this piece—what fantastic, art savvy readers I have! xx

  4. miranda

    Wow. The fact that it was painted so long ago and yet it still looks as if it couldve been painted today is so intriguing, I love it.

  5. Teresa

    17th century?
    Mine the paintings look so actual… :swoon:
    The second one would do wonderfully in your future Nigela’s Library :)

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