Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Trompe-l'Oeil Marble

One of the parts of the restored rooms in Strasbourg's Palais Rohan that I really enjoyed was the range of trompe-l'oeil marble. These were columns, panels or other surfaces painted to look like marble. At least I think they're fake. Here are three samples of this wonderful work.

And, just for comparison's sake, here's a sample of vrai marble from the exterior of a Strasbourg building near our hotel.

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