Trick of Perspective 2


We saw these optical illusion ceilings in Rome earlier this year. They are in the church of Sant’Ignazio (St Ignatius of Loyola) and aren’t quite what they appear to be. The ceiling of the nave has pillars, arches, windows with views of blue sky, and hoards of people and angels – all painted onto the curved surface.

The view into the dome (below) is also an illusion; it is painted on a flat canvas. These amazing paintings are the work of Andrea Pozzo (1642- 1709), a Jesuit lay brother.


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