Ken's Vocabulary Design Blog

Here for the First Week's words Symbol and Collage, I created a collage of some of my recent travels.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Texture & Trompe L'oeil

Texture - is the surface quality of objects that appeals to the sense of touch, the tactile sense.
For this I chose a picture we took while at a wonderful hotel, the Grand Hyatt Kauai, when you walk down to the ocean and look back, you see their open air lobby. Cascading down from there is a waterfall and a color and texture waterfall made of beautiful flowers and bushes, amazing, especially when you consider that center opening in back is about 25 feet tall and 40 feet wide.

The leis in front are from a recent wedding ceremony.

Trompe l'oeil - the french term for fooling the eye, often painted as frescos in restaurants to make it look like you are in another place or time. Here I place a picture I took while visiting the Philly Art Museum, it is a painting but the look is very 3D.
The artist is Frans Snyders and it's named Still Life with Terms and a Bust of Ceres.

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