New Trompe L’Oiel

When you’re walking by N and Wisconsin, look up. A new mural has been painted on the building above Paolo’s. It’s a trompe l’oiel, which is French for “deceives the eye”. In other words, it’s a mural that’s meant to slightly trick you into thinking it’s real. In this case, it’s meant to fool you into thinking several windows line the west side of the house, which really is just a blank brick wall.

This is a new version of the mural that used to be on this wall, and which was definitely showing its age:

It’s a lovely addition to the neighborhood, and will hopefully bring a smile to passers-by for many years.

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