Trompe l'oeil, French for 'trick the eye', is a painting technique. Use Tompe l'oeil to create optical illusions on everything from dollhouses, murals, and furniture to building walls and church ceilings.
A full-color collection of master trompe l'oeil muralist John Pugh's art, alongside detailed analysis with an emphasis on how his work relates to and enhances its setting. Pugh's murals appear in more than 30 U.S. cities, including San Francisco, Miami, and Honolulu.
Claude Raguet Hirst : transforming the American still life
[essay by] Martha M. Evans.
Columbus, Ohio : Columbus Museum of Art ; New York : Hudson Hills Press : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by National Book Network, c2004.
This volume is published to accompany an exhibition of the same title, appearing at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. in 2004, and at the Columbus Museum of Art in 2005. The exhibit and catalogue are the first devoted to the paintings of Claude Hirst (1855-1942)--born Claudine--the only female acclaimed for working in the trompe l'oeil style of still-life painting. A detailed essay analyzing the artist and her work is accompanied by 90-plus color and b #38;w reproductions, a timeline of key events in Hirst's life, a selected exhibition chronology, a catalogue of known works, and a detailed bibliography. Co-published by the Columbus Museum of Art and Hudson Hills Press. Annotation #169;2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Trompe l'oeil murals can turn even the most drab room into a beautiful work of art as enchanting as it is convincing and realistic. Now readers can learn how to capture that magic with The Art of Trompe L'oeil Murals. Master muralist Yves Lanthier has decorated the homes of celebrities with his breathtakingly true-to-life paintings, but readers don't have to be rich or famous to benefit from his expertise. Step-by-step illustrations let readers watch as Lanthier's work comes alive, and will inspire them to create lush, highly sophisticated murals of their own using simple elements. Seeing is believing, and this is one book readers won't want to take their eyes off!
Painted illusions : create stunning trompe l'oeil effects with stencils
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c2004.
Melanie Royals returns with more of the great techniques that made her first book, Trompe L'Oeil Murals Using Stencils, a must-have for anyone seeking to explore the intriguing possibilities of trompe l'oeil. Designed to be used by newcomers to the art and featuring sophisticated content that will captivate professionals, Painted Illusions includes: * Step-by-step projects using stencil techniques so easy to master that even novices can paint beautiful faux finishes and trompe l'oeil images * Inspiring photographs of completed projects and helpful hints for alternative applications * A variety of possible effects, including inlaid wood, embroidered fabric, embossed leather, and decorative plaster moldings With Painted Illusions, readers can make magic!
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, 2002, c1987.
This book is a comprehensive guide to painting murals both inside and outside the home, whether it's a child's room, entryway, kitchen, or garden. Patricia Seligman begins with a brief history of this art form, with photographs of unique mural paintings throughout the world. She follows with demonstrations on how to prepare a wall surface for painting and how to select the materials for the job. Artists will learn how to choose an appropriate subject for their mural, select colors that will create the desired effect, and transfer their design to the final surface. They'll learn as they create, step-by-step, any one of the eight different murals presented--including one for a child's room, a bathroom, a study, a hallway, and a ceiling. Through these projects, artists will discover how murals can be used to create visual tricks with the eye, provide a focal point to a room, create illusion of added space, render textures and more.
The well-decorated floor : beautiful floors and floorcloths
New York : Sterling Pub., 2002, c2000.
These breathtaking treatments work on almost every material, indoors and out. Stain and stencil; mix country French stripes and spatters in the kitchen; use a mountain laurel pattern on the porch; and try a fantastic canvas floorcloth, like Harlequin Roses. #8220;A multitude of projects...employs techniques such as stenciling and staining....shows the finished product with well-written instructions. #8221; #8212;Library Journal.