Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Trompe-l'œil

Ecole Sablé Versailles trompe-l'oeil
Isn't this pretty? It isn't a painting though. Well, yes it is a painting but not a real framed one. It's a trompe-l'œil (quite literally, 'deceive the eye'). Located in Saint-Louis neighbourhood and present at this year's arts and crafts event last Saturday, Sablé School and atelier of decorative painting was founded by Jean Sablé in 2003. In 2011, VDP hadn't been able (or patient enough) to get this close or chat to the master himself, this time, she did! Below, a wider view and no, that isn't a door. It isn't a wall either. It's a trompe-l'œil!
 
Ce n'est pas joli ? Ce n'est pas une peinture. Enfin, du moins pas un tableau encadré, mais un trompe-l'œil. L'école et l'atelier Sablé de peinture décorative, fondés en 2003 par Jean Sablé, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, sont situés dans le quartier Saint-Louis et étaient présents à la Cour des Métiers d'Art au palais des congrès samedi. En 2011, VDP n'avait pas pu (ou pas eu la patience) de s'approcher ni de parler au maître lui-même, c'est maintenant chose faite ! Et non, ci-dessous, ce n'est ni un mur, ni une porte, mais aussi un trompe-l'œil, bien sûr !
Ecole Jean Sablé Versailles
Below, is what VDP thought was an absolutely gorgeous painting, made for an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, and representing Swan Lake. How many white swans can you see and can you spot the black one? VDP couldn't avoid the reflection of a lamp, what a pity...
 
Ci-dessous, une interprétation superbe du lac des cygnes, réalisée pour une exposition au Grand Palais à Paris. Combien de cygnes blancs trouverez-vous ? Et voyez-vous le cygne noir ? VDP n'a pas pu éviter le reflet d'un spot, quel dommage...
Lac des Cygnes swan lake Jean Sablé Versailles

16 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

I love the Trompe-l'œil, the aging on the door is perfect, what a clever guy. I had to look at 'swan lake' a couple of times and it may take me some time to work out the number of swans in the picture but I'm with you it's gorgeous....

William Kendall said...

Yes, that painting is beautiful. I've heard the term before, trompe-l'oeil, but it has been awhile.

Revrunner said...

Weird and wonderful, ciel.

Kate said...

Those light reflections are very annoying when photographing yet your photo clearly shows the beauty of the painting.

RedPat said...

It took me a minute to spot the black swan! The trompe-l'oeil is so well done, Ciel!

Josette T said...

j'aime beaucoup ces trompe-l-oeil... j'apprécierai d'voir ce " Chardin" sur un mur !!!

VP said...

You caught me with the trompe-l'œil, I took it for a painting. Nut sure about the swans, but I saw the black one...

Tanya Breese said...

you are messing with me this morning! these were neat and yes, i found the black swan!

Sharon Anck said...

Oh my gosh, it took me a long time but I finally saw the black one. Fantastic art represented here.

Lowell said...

Fascinating stuff. That 2nd shot is amazing and all I saw was one white swan or something approximating it! :)

Halcyon said...

The trompe l'oeuill really does deceive! And what a beautiful painting. You're lucky to have so much beauty and culture right at your fingertips!

José Mendonça said...

Beautifully done! By looking at the top shot I would never say it's a trompe-l'oeil.

Wayne said...

What gifted artist! It's hard to believe this isn't a framed painting. The swans are amazing as well - so clever and beautiful.

Stuart said...

What fabulous work. I love 'em.

Thérèse said...

C'est franchement ravissant!

EG CameraGirl said...

The trompe-l'œil is amazing! And so is Swan Lake!