trompe l'oeil(redirected from trompe l'oeils)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to trompe l'oeils: trompe l'oeil
trompe l'oeil(trôNp lö`yə): see illusionismillusionism,
in art, a kind of visual trickery in which painted forms seem to be real. It is sometimes called trompe l'oeil [Fr.,=fool the eye]. The development of one-point perspective in the Renaissance advanced illusionist technique immeasurably.
..... Click the link for more information. .
A phrase meaning “that which deceives the eye”; it was originally used to describe precisely rendered views of earlier architectural styles, wherein painters produced a convincing illusion of reality. This has been applied to exterior and interior mural design where architectural elements and entire facades have been painted on blank expanses of buildings, indicating a particular architectural style, period, or design.
Ceiling and wall paintings that deceive the eye, creating the illusion of three dimensions.