Melting Building Mural

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Richard Murphy helped me remember of a mural I had intention writing more about. It is trompe-l’oeil which is at Georges V Ave. in Paris, France. Trompe-l’oeil is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects really exist, instead of being just two-dimensional paintings. It is the same principle all those pavement artists like Eduardor Relero and Julian Beever are governed by. It is derived from French for “trick the eye“, from tromper (to deceive) and l’oeil (the eye). These surely prove that the site wasn’t photoshoped, like some of you thought. Yes, this is add-on to the original melting spot illusion. Richard added:

“This building is on King George V in Paris, we found it by accident on way to Champs from tower and not seen it or heard of it before, hope you can use, its an amazing site to see.”

I would also like to apologize because of the short down-time. We had some server problems, so the site was unavailable for few minutes. All is proper again. Enjoy!







  • Anonymous

    Yeah, thats a pretty awesome mural. Wish they had those kinda things where i live.
    First Comment!

    • briebird the kid

      UUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH
      IM SOOOOOOO TIRED OF THESE MURALS AND CHALK DRAWINGS AND STUFF LIKE THAT
      PLEASE STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    what the hell???

  • AK

    hey….is this photoshopped?? looks liquified

  • Anonymous

    WOW !!

  • aspirin111

    GREAT lol that is very cool ;D

  • Schaianne

    Man, could you imagine the accidents that causes for out-of-towners?? Wow … that hurts my eyes, lol.

  • tylor

    hahahahahahaha this is what global warming will do XP

  • Anonymous

    The good thing about this buiding is when you see it in real, there have been blocks added and the decorative bits that make the balcony are infact concrete. This adds to the whole image, at first it looked like it had been boarded over maybe for construction work then realised it was just a cool building, if i ever start one of those window companys that replace your glass with wood, thats what i will do
    By the way, thanks to the site owner for identifying the name of the place, and for everyone else, if your in Paris, make it a place to see

    RM

  • Laura

    that it sooooooo awesome

  • Anonymous

    whoa! awesome! :-)

  • NOT AT SCHOOL ANYMORE

    UMMM WOW

  • Epsilon Eridani

    just trying to focus on that is making my eyes hurt

    tis awesome

  • ihatefartedhe/she is retarted

    wow. farted didnt post a comment on this 1~~~~

  • kathol

    i could do that in two sec w/ a simple photo editor.

  • spel cheque

    It is not edited. We went there and saw it, and it is the coolest thing ever. And for people who are too stupid to believe it is edited, you should go there. And besides, if it was photoshopped, then why aren’t the cars and trees wiggly too??

  • Anonymous

    For all the people who think they’re so smart, “oh i could do that myself with a photo editor” We went there and it is the coolest thing ever. Don’t be so sure you are right, because if you say it, you are probably wrong. Besides, if it was photoshopped, then why aren’t the cars and trees wiggly too??

  • Anonymous

    Cool mural.

  • nimlok

    WICKED!

  • triciamushiso

    its all lies they put pics like a massive wallpaper showing u what they are going to build so the wallpaper whent all wavy or the wind blow it i`v seen it b4

  • Anonymous

    yeah ive seen one like this in paris ,, it was scafolding reely lol ..

  • Anonymous

    dude i must admit it is kind of scary… do people live in there? i would have thought that some wack artist from russia would live in there. Yes? or as they say in paris, oui?

  • ME!

    AK, I think it IS photoshopped; it looks SO fake…

  • Anonymous

    wow that is very life-like. the 2nd 2 last picture looks real

  • Anonymous

    photoshopped…

  • jesse

    ok was that photoshopped painted or just a weird building?

  • werowocomoco

    COMMENT 26!! THAT IS SO COOL! I WANT TO LIVE THERE! I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO LIVE IN AN OPTICAL ILLUSION, LIKE WITH HIDDEN DOORS AND STUFF AND BOOKCASES THAT FLIP U INTO ANOTHER ROOM IF U PULL OUT A CERTAIN BOOK! OH, AND A FRIDGE THATS REALLY THE FRONT DOOR! ANYWAYS, KOOL ILLUSION!

  • Anonymous

    i have seen it when i was en paris. very good wall painting; it looks real from a distance. if you are in paris you have to take a look at it!!

  • Anonymous

    Hey, I saw it too, by accident, on my way from the Tower to the Champs! I had seen it before I went there on the internet and was so happy to have passed it on Georges V! I had no idea I would be near it! I was so glad I had an idea of what it was before I was there or I may have thought it was some sort of barrier covering a construction site too! It’s awesome and it IS real!

  • Anonymous

    this isnt anyting like an ilusion
    but its preety cool art

  • Anonymous

    ITS FAKE AS HELL.if you look closely at top of buildings u see point is strihgt
    this means they put a huge wall paper over teh building to make it look wavy
    also the ppl who say theyve seen it r paid to say that
    if u read there comments u notice ther the same.also if it was real this would be illegal imagine all the accidents it would cause

  • Anonymous

    Wow, you people are rediculous. It is a real place they said it was a mural in the article. so maybe its a building that was painted to look like this wow. did ya ever think of that.

  • Anonymous

    LSD flashback for some poor person.

  • Photo shop?

  • Superganj

    If I was really drunk and came across this walking home. I’d probably puke all over the sidewalk. Whoa!!

  • Thats not a mural that is a photo that has been distorted…Retarded

  • AudreySJ

    probably the coolest art I’ve ever seen in my life, lol!

  • Jasmine

    actually it is in paris a few years bak and was only there temporarily –> scaffolding. i agree it is pretty cool but such a shame that it is no longer there

  • Jasmine

    o and the idiot that said that we hav been paid to say that, ur a retard. I liv in paris and the reason y ppl think its photoshopd is coz its not a mural bt scaffolding so u cant see windows etc.

  • jjjj

    Yeah, my photoshop can do that too! Some people really think that the buildings are built like that! What the hell is wrong with their brains? Maybe they’ve rented the whole attic. Building buildings like that is technically impossible! ;)

  • jjj

    Or it could be just a painting over the walls of the buildings, which then could be so cool! I’m actually thinking of doing that to my own house!!!

  • The Thinker

    That’s…bizarre.

  • Mina

    That’s kinda confusing! Do they have windows tho?

  • cool paint job

  • Wade

    Compliments to the artist(s) are even better when when the loathsome pessimists cry out “PHOTOSHOP!”. Seems as though some people would rather pessimise themselves into a grim existence where the only things that are real are their doubts. Covet your doubts and live life like whatever it is like in that hole.

  • me

    Why don’t a few of you morons actually read the text. It explains how it is done

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