Nov 7, 2017

You Gotta See the Before Pic to Really Appreciate This Mural

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Artwork by CitéCréation

 

At 40 Boulevard des Canuts in Lyon, France you will find this incredible trompe-l’œil mural by the French artist collective, CitéCréation.

First completed in 1987, the monumental work has been updated several times since. However, to truly appreciate the impact and difference the mural has made you must see what the wall looked like before the artists gave it, its dramatic face lift.

 

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Trompe-l’œil (French for “deceive the eye”) is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. [source]

If you’re interested, you can also check out the intersection on Google Street View.

 

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