Artistic backdrop to enhance the townscape or for theatre, film production and events

Artistic backdrop have many uses whether to enhance the townscape or to be used for theater, TV/ film production and events. When trying to achieve a realistic and lifelike backdrop creativity and art plays a huge roll.

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What is trompe l’oeil artistic backdrop?

Trompe l’oeil is referred to the illusionistic paintings. It is a French word meaning the deceiving the eyes. This term was used in the 19th century for illusions of reality. It is an art tradition in which artists fool the observer by making them believe that they are looking at the real thing. In its various forms whether 3d paintings made on the streets or illusionistic papers with curling edges, Trompe l’oeil makes an observer curious about the difference between the real world and the painted one.

Who used this technique for the first time?

The history of trompe l’oeil traced back to ancient Greece. A contest was held between two renowned artists of that time Parrhasius and Zeuxis. Zeuxis made a still life painting with such a convincing skill that birds tried to peck the grapes. Parrhasius on the other hand-painted the illusionistic painting of the curtains which even fooled his fellow competitor as he could not recognise that the curtains were the part of the painting.

They had been the inspiration for other artists for hundreds of years. Trompe l’oeil has been used for murals and paintings. It has been used in architecture to fool the eyes of the observers.

This technique was used in the medieval period for the first time in architecture, but its usage becomes common during the Renaissance. At that time artists usually painted the walls inside of churches to give them a more decorative appearance. Italian painters began the illusionistic ceiling paintings to create the impression of infinite space to deceive the viewer’s eye. The term di sotto in sù is used in Italian to describe this effect which means “from below”. Michelangelo’s frescoes are one of the famous examples of this technique made on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

Using trompe l’oeil in Modern world

Today many artists use chalk on sidewalks or pavement to create incredibly realistic street paintings in form of trompe l’oeil work which includes, caves, waterfalls, etc. In the Alpine region, illusion architectures are made by using this technique. It is also used in interior designs for the creation of illusionary wall painting. Today trompe l’oeil technique is been used in many movies and music videos. It has been used in many video games as well. Trompe l’oeil challenges our senses and makes us think twice as we are mesmerised by magical illusionistic paintings. It is also been commonly used for building wraps, digitally printed wallpapers, and much more to make our surroundings more beautiful.

Trompe l’oeil artistic backdrop at Print project management

There is no doubt that trompe l’oeil print mesmerizes the observer but if this print is not installed properly or relevant to its surroundings then its purpose will fail.

We specialise in trompe l’oeil print at print project management. We offer a wide range of style print that could be used for building site hoardings, building wraps to camouflage construction or renovation work. We also provide digitally printed wallpaper which can be used internally or externally as per your choice. You can use our tromp l’oeil wallpaper print in your office or at home.

We offer a complete service that includes design, print, and installation. We ensure the production of high-quality print design with accuracy. We also use props that are relevant to the artwork so that the artwork would become more lifelike.

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