Art Friday: John Pugh


Artist: John Pugh
American

Trompe l'oeil artist

What is real and what isn't - sometimes it is very difficult to tell the differences.

I would highly recommend you visit his website and check out the many murals he has done. I think they are fantastic: http://artofjohnpugh.com/murals/

Someone complained about this building and wanted to know when the hole would be fixed!  http://artofjohnpugh.com/april-1981-taylor-hall-csuc/


What is real in this photo - I really struggled to work it out at first. Is the girl real. One patron thought so! http://artofjohnpugh.com/february-1997-san-jose-california/

For other great examples of trompe l'oeilm check this out:

Comments

  1. Wow, those are truly impressive! I tried to go and look at his website, but it wouldn't load, sadly. I hope I can get it to load some other time, because I think his work is fantastic - and you're right, it's hard to see what's real and what's painting in some of them (more so than others)!!

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  2. I've seen some of his work before (in photos). It's absolutely amazing! Such realism on such a large scale is really fantastic. :-) Thanks for the reminder.

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