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Optical Phenomenon Collection

"Unveiling the Illusion: Exploring Optical Phenomenon in Art and Architecture" Step into a world where reality blurs with imagination

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Mirages (painting)

Mirages (painting)
7432256 Mirages (painting) by Astrup, Nikolai (1880-1928); 48x56 cm; (add.info.: Nikolai Astrup (1880-1928)); Photo © O. Vaering

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Virgin and Child with St. Helena and St. Francis (oil on panel)

Virgin and Child with St. Helena and St. Francis (oil on panel)
NGW184293 Virgin and Child with St. Helena and St. Francis (oil on panel) by Aspertini, Amico (c.1474-1552); 85.5x71.1 cm; National Museum Wales; National Museums & Galleries of Wales

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Dancing Satyr, from the Villa of Mysteries, 1st century BC (fresco)

Dancing Satyr, from the Villa of Mysteries, 1st century BC (fresco)
IND106389 Dancing Satyr, from the Villa of Mysteries, 1st century BC (fresco) by Roman (1st century AD); Area archeologica di Pompei, Naples, Campania, Italy; Index Fototeca

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Frescos on the walls of the Pentheus room, House of the Vettii, 1st century AD (photo)

Frescos on the walls of the Pentheus room, House of the Vettii, 1st century AD (photo)
IND113535 Frescos on the walls of the Pentheus room, House of the Vettii, 1st century AD (photo) by Roman (1st century AD); The Palatine, Rome, Italy; (add.info.: LtoR Punishment of Dirce)

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: A painted urn in a niche in the staircase hall, Kings Weston House, Bristol

A painted urn in a niche in the staircase hall, Kings Weston House, Bristol
CLF327768 A painted urn in a niche in the staircase hall, Kings Weston House, Bristol, from The Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh by Jeremy Musson

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: The Saloon, looking north-west, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

The Saloon, looking north-west, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, from The Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh by Jeremy
CLF327716 The Saloon, looking north-west, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, from The Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh by Jeremy Musson, published 2008 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: A baroque ceiling on the ground floor at Radnor House, Middlesex

A baroque ceiling on the ground floor at Radnor House, Middlesex, from England's Lost Houses by Giles Worsley
CLF311800 A baroque ceiling on the ground floor at Radnor House, Middlesex, from England's Lost Houses by Giles Worsley (1961-2006) published 2002 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Trompe-l'oeil paintings in the dining room at Sezincote, Gloucestershire

Trompe-l'oeil paintings in the dining room at Sezincote, Gloucestershire
CLF320660 Trompe-l'oeil paintings in the dining room at Sezincote, Gloucestershire, from Country Houses of the Cotswolds (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: The Ambassadors, 1533 (oil on panel)

The Ambassadors, 1533 (oil on panel)
JLJ4678279 The Ambassadors, 1533 (oil on panel) by Holbein the Younger, Hans (1497/8-1543); 207x209 cm; National Gallery, London

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: The prophet Isaiah and an Angel, dome of the sacristy of Saint Mark, Santuario della Santa Casa

The prophet Isaiah and an Angel, dome of the sacristy of Saint Mark, Santuario della Santa Casa, Loreto
DEX5040780 The prophet Isaiah and an Angel, dome of the sacristy of Saint Mark, Santuario della Santa Casa, Loreto, 15th century (fresco) by Forli, Melozzo da (1438-94); Santuario della Santa Casa

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Book of Hours, vol 137, 2v, 16th century (Bound in red velour, with metal corners)

Book of Hours, vol 137, 2v, 16th century (Bound in red velour, with metal corners)
6333412 Book of Hours, vol 137, 2v, 16th century (Bound in red velour, with metal corners) by Flemish School, (16th century); 209x142 cm; Courtesy of the Trustees of Sir John Soane's Museum

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Borromini perspective or colonnade, Spada gallery, Rome, Italy

Borromini perspective or colonnade, Spada gallery, Rome, Italy
7128884 Borromini perspective or colonnade, Spada gallery, Rome, Italy by Borromini, Francesco (1599-1667); Galleria Spada, Rome, Lazio, Italy; (add.info.: Borromini perspective or colonnade 1632)

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: The prophet Jeremiah and an angel, dome of the sacristy of Saint Mark, Santuario della Santa Casa

The prophet Jeremiah and an angel, dome of the sacristy of Saint Mark, Santuario della Santa Casa, Loreto, c
DEX5040782 The prophet Jeremiah and an angel, dome of the sacristy of Saint Mark, Santuario della Santa Casa, Loreto, c.1477-93 (fresco) by Forli, Melozzo da (1438-94); Santuario della Santa Casa

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: The Triumph of Christianity, in the Room of Constantine, Raphael Rooms, c. 1585 (fresco)

The Triumph of Christianity, in the Room of Constantine, Raphael Rooms, c. 1585 (fresco)
SBL426308 The Triumph of Christianity, in the Room of Constantine, Raphael Rooms, c.1585 (fresco) by Laureti, Tommaso (c.1530-1602); Vatican Museums and Galleries

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Fisherman's Paradise, 1941 (oil on canvas)

Fisherman's Paradise, 1941 (oil on canvas)
3081872 Fisherman's Paradise, 1941 (oil on canvas) by Atherton, John Carleton (1900-52); 61x76.8 cm; Shelburne Museum, Vermont, USA; (add.info.: Rustic still life)

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Fan with a mask design and scenes from the Venice Carnival, c. 1900

Fan with a mask design and scenes from the Venice Carnival, c. 1900
CHT167879 Fan with a mask design and scenes from the Venice Carnival, c.1900 by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Trompe l'oeil: Letter rack with an hourglass, a razor and scissors, 1664 (oil on canvas)

Trompe l'oeil: Letter rack with an hourglass, a razor and scissors, 1664 (oil on canvas)
LAF470827 Trompe l'oeil: Letter rack with an hourglass, a razor and scissors, 1664 (oil on canvas) by Gysbrechts, Cornelis Norbertus (1630-1683); 101.9x83.4 cm; Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Exterior of the Diptych of a Franciscan Friar (oil on canvas)

Exterior of the Diptych of a Franciscan Friar (oil on canvas)
490187 Exterior of the Diptych of a Franciscan Friar (oil on canvas) by Provoost, Jan (c.1465-1529); Groeningemuseum, Bruges, Belgium; (add.info.: See also 490188-89.); © Art in Flanders

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Samovar. 1919 (oil on wood)

Samovar. 1919 (oil on wood)
FIA5364579 Samovar. 1919 (oil on wood) by Baranov-Rossine, Vladimir Davidovich (1888-1942); Regional Art Gallery, Tambov, Russia; (add.info.: Samovar (Samovar)

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: A door flanked by two guards, from the Tomb of the Augurs, 5th century BC (mural painting)

A door flanked by two guards, from the Tomb of the Augurs, 5th century BC (mural painting)
IND106404 A door flanked by two guards, from the Tomb of the Augurs, 5th century BC (mural painting) by Etruscan, (6th century BC); Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Tarquinia, Viterbo, Lazio

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: The Triumph of the name of Jesus (Il Trionfo del nome di Gesu)

The Triumph of the name of Jesus (Il Trionfo del nome di Gesu), a trompe l oeil fresco of the central vault of
YOU4418816 The Triumph of the name of Jesus (Il Trionfo del nome di Gesu), a trompe l oeil fresco of the central vault of the church of Gesu in Rome, the main church of the company of Jesus

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Vault of the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Rome, fresco in trompe l oeil representing

Vault of the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Rome, fresco in trompe l oeil representing the apotheosis of Ignatius
YOU4418419 Vault of the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Rome, fresco in trompe l oeil representing the apotheosis of Ignatius of Loyola, the allegory of Jesuit missionary work

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Portrait of Nicolas Boileau (1636-1711), 18th century (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Nicolas Boileau (1636-1711), 18th century (oil on canvas)
JLJ4567464 Portrait of Nicolas Boileau (1636-1711), 18th century (oil on canvas) by Gresly, Gabriel (1712-56); Musee des Beaux-Arts, Besancon

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: The Summer of Saint-Michel, 1932 (oil on canvas)

The Summer of Saint-Michel, 1932 (oil on canvas)
PWI261914 The Summer of Saint-Michel, 1932 (oil on canvas) by Roy, Pierre (1880-1950); Musee National d Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Harry Houdini performance poster

Harry Houdini performance poster
7243349 Harry Houdini performance poster. by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Poster for performance in England of escape artist)

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: La tete. Peinture de Pavel Nikolayevich Filonov (1883-1941), huile sur toile, 1930, art russe

La tete. Peinture de Pavel Nikolayevich Filonov (1883-1941), huile sur toile, 1930, art russe, avant garde
FIA5326741 La tete. Peinture de Pavel Nikolayevich Filonov (1883-1941), huile sur toile, 1930, art russe, avant garde, art abstrait. State Russian Museum, Saint Petersbourg

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Still life in trompe l oeil, 17th century (oil on canvas)

Still life in trompe l oeil, 17th century (oil on canvas)
PCT4255962 Still life in trompe l oeil, 17th century (oil on canvas) by Gysbrechts, Cornelis Norbertus (1630-1683); Musee des Beaux-Arts, Carcassonne, France; © Patrice Cartier

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Occulus of the ceiling of the House of Spouses, Ducal Palace of Mantua, Italy (Camera degli Sposi)

Occulus of the ceiling of the House of Spouses, Ducal Palace of Mantua, Italy (Camera degli Sposi, Palazzo Ducale)
BEN5463163 Occulus of the ceiling of the House of Spouses, Ducal Palace of Mantua, Italy (Camera degli Sposi, Palazzo Ducale, Mantova): detail of allegorical figures and putti

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: L arrivee du prince Ferdinand (the arrival of prince Ferdinand)

L arrivee du prince Ferdinand (the arrival of prince Ferdinand). Peinture de Pierre Paul (Pierre-Paul)
FIA5341908 L arrivee du prince Ferdinand (the arrival of prince Ferdinand). Peinture de Pierre Paul (Pierre-Paul) Rubens (ou Peter Paul ou Petrus Paulus) (1577-1640)

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Still life in trompe l oeil (detail), 17th century (oil on canvas)

Still life in trompe l oeil (detail), 17th century (oil on canvas)
PCT4255963 Still life in trompe l oeil (detail), 17th century (oil on canvas) by Gysbrechts, Cornelis Norbertus (1630-1683); Musee des Beaux-Arts, Carcassonne, France; © Patrice Cartier

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: 'Deux tetes'Peinture de Pavel Nikolayevich Filonov (1883-1941)

"Deux tetes"Peinture de Pavel Nikolayevich Filonov (1883-1941) 1925 State Russian Museum Saint Petersbourg
FIA5326749 " Deux tetes" Peinture de Pavel Nikolayevich Filonov (1883-1941) 1925 State Russian Museum Saint Petersbourg by Filonov, Pavel Nikolaevich (1883-1941); State Russian Museum, St

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Portrait du producteur de spectacles Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874-1940)

Portrait du producteur de spectacles Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874-1940). Oeuvre de Alexandre Golovine (Alexander Golovin)
FIA5374855 Portrait du producteur de spectacles Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874-1940). Oeuvre de Alexandre Golovine (Alexander Golovin) (1863-1930), tempera sur panneau, 1917. Art russe, 20e siecle

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: 'The Phantom Ship'(colour litho)

"The Phantom Ship"(colour litho)
7181677 " The Phantom Ship" (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: " The Phantom Ship." Illustration for Bubbles edited by Dr Barnardo)

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: La demeure tranquille (The Quiet Abode). Description d un pont de bois qui traverse une riviere

La demeure tranquille (The Quiet Abode). Description d un pont de bois qui traverse une riviere calme et joint des
FIA5341120 La demeure tranquille (The Quiet Abode). Description d un pont de bois qui traverse une riviere calme et joint des chemins de terre et menent dans la foret d ou depassent les sommets des

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Occulus of the ceiling of the House of Spouses, Ducal Palace of Mantua, Italy (Camera degli Sposi)

Occulus of the ceiling of the House of Spouses, Ducal Palace of Mantua, Italy (Camera degli Sposi, Palazzo Ducale)
BEN5463160 Occulus of the ceiling of the House of Spouses, Ducal Palace of Mantua, Italy (Camera degli Sposi, Palazzo Ducale, Mantova). Fresco by Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506), 1474

Background imageOptical Phenomenon Collection: Sun halo in blue sky

Sun halo in blue sky over silhouetted trees; Sault St. Marie, Michigan, United States of America



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"Unveiling the Illusion: Exploring Optical Phenomenon in Art and Architecture" Step into a world where reality blurs with imagination, as optical phenomenon takes center stage. From the grandeur of Kings Weston House to the opulence of Blenheim Palace, these country houses showcase the mastery of Sir John Vanbrugh, captivating us with their painted urns and baroque ceilings. Intriguing our senses further are the trompe-l'oeil paintings adorning the dining room at Sezincote, transporting us into a realm where walls come alive. These clever illusions challenge our perception and leave us questioning what is real and what is mere artistry. Delving deeper into history, we encounter masterpieces such as "The Ambassadors, " an enigmatic painting that conceals hidden meanings within its intricate details. The prophet Isaiah and an Angel grace the dome of Saint Mark's sacristy in Loreto, their frescoes evoking divine beauty that seems almost tangible. Turning pages through time, we discover illuminated manuscripts like the Book of Hours bound in luxurious red velour with metal corners - treasures from centuries past that continue to mesmerize with their intricate craftsmanship. The Ghent Altarpiece reveals its secrets through Erythraean Sibyl and Cumaean Sibyl; oil on panel masterpieces that transport us back to 15th-century Flanders. Their ethereal presence enchants viewers as they emerge from within this magnificent artwork. Venturing beyond Europe's borders, we find ourselves immersed in Rome's Spada gallery. Borromini's perspective or colonnade challenges our understanding of space itself - an architectural marvel designed to deceive our eyes while leaving us awe-inspired by its ingenuity. Returning once more to Saint Mark's sacristy in Loreto, we witness another breathtaking fresco depicting The prophet Jeremiah alongside an angel. This celestial scene invites contemplation on faith and the divine, its brushstrokes breathing life into the sacred space.