Trompe l’Oeil

This mural was painted in 1980 by Derek Besant.

Artist: Derek Besant
Artist: Derek Besant

Its actual title is “Trompe l’Oeil.”

Artist: Derek Besant
Artist: Derek Besant

It is on the back of Toronto’s famous Flatiron building, which faces Berczy Park.

Artist: Derek Besant
Artist: Derek Besant

Next post I’ll cover the sidewalk art leading up to it.

Artist: Derek Besant
Artist: Derek Besant
Artist: Derek Besant
Artist: Derek Besant

Pics taken by Resa, May 4 – 2014

Toronto, Canada

30 thoughts on “Trompe l’Oeil

  1. Breathtaking…à couper le souffle, This is an awesome one! we need this week more than ever to look and read about beauty…because…no need to explain I think…

    1. It is, as you say, à couper le souffle. There is no need to explain why we need some beauty especially this week.
      I was thrilled to find this work of art has its title in the French language. Take care!

  2. zingara1961

    FANTASTIQUE !!!! bluffant !! cet artiste est incroyable , difficile de dire plus tellement que c’est beau 🙂
    Bon week-end ma Resa , je te fais de gros bisous 🙂

  3. It’s beautiful, I love this feeling of “visual trick”
    I am very attracted to this type of work, achieve fool the eye is very complicated…, in my language is called “trampantojo” (trap for the eye) 🙂
    Hugs Resa!!

  4. Wow that’s so nice. You took amazing photos of this mural. It looks so real. Just love it! 🙂
    Thanks for this great post. I really love your blog and the creative way in which you present the graffiti. ❤
    XOXO Julia 🙂

    1. Dear Julia,
      I’m so glad you love my blog because it means you love street art. 🙂 Of course, it’s all part of street style, as you are! XOXO ❤

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