Murals Illusion


The below optical illusion was created by John Pugh, he is an artist that does excellent trompe l’oeil (French for trick the eye) murals. Magazines wrote: “John Pugh’s trompe l’oeil murals are so lifelike they cause mishaps and confusion for the unsuspecting. In 1981, after the completion of his first major project, the mural on Taylor Hall on the CSU, Chico campus, several fender benders occurred because motorists were distracted by what looks like a gaping hole in the building.”

For more Mural Pictures check the original John Pughs homepage.

  • katie


  • English major

    I live in this building

  • UR Dick

    This is kool

  • Farted

    I would do anything to be able to do that!

  • Smart Fart

    I love ur name!! (UR Dick) It sounds Hott!!!

  • cubicles


    how does Ur dick sound hot???

  • Gollo

    Que Vaina tan arrecha…!!!! espectacular

  • one more

    Is amazing how one person like all of us can do something like that just with a wall and paint.. WOOOOWW.. is all I can say.

  • christian 101

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
    GENESIS 1:1

  • Jules

    I luv this.

  • King of pop MJ…..dnt say other wise

    OMG it looks awesome :)

  • Mike MJ

    Awesome pics

  • Hai

    whoa! he’s super good!!!

  • kitty

    kewl. :3

  • niki

    wow! I wonder if he’s ever done any from the inside of a building. I want one in my bedroom.

  • Ninety-Three

    Reminds me of Wile E. Coyote painting a tunnel on the side of a mountain…

  • Acacia

    ohhh cool

  • Brooklynz finest

    thats really cool

  • britany-birthdaygurl-9yrs!!



  • Nachos Yummy

    I agree with Christain 101! JESUS YOU ROCK ON!

  • Anonymous

    good thing no one ever think of going through that wall because it will be a big big BUKOL(tagalog)

  • WonderJock

    Woah… is that bottom person real? I don’t think so because of the shadow on the painting, though. Assuming the painting is the gaping hole, though.

  • Anonymous

    This is so smart. I was really confused when I saw the shadow of the woman in the third painting and took me a bit of time to realise the woman is fake as well because the feet don’t interact with the floor…

  • cool!

  • Anonymous

    the last one is so WOW!!!

  • randomness

    i would probably run into the wall trying to go into it

  • velan

    i wonder how he did that

  • Anonymous

    Those are really good painting.
    At first I thought that it was real life situation.

  • isabelle


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