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Tromp-l’oeil

Tromp-l’oeil

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Wind Band

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4 minutes

Janssen Music

Trompe-l’oeil (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.

In particular the Oculus on the ceiling of the Spouses Chamber in the castle of San Giorgio in Mantua (Italy) painted by Andrea Mantegna (15th century) inspired me to create a short piece for wind orchestra that evokes the same fantastic and heavenly atmosphere as the Oculus.