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Written by Cosma Papouis   
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 12:35

Realist painting!



Artist John Pugh
3D murals painted on the sides of
buildings by Trompe L'oeil artist
John Pugh


Main Street , Los Gatos , California .
Even the woman peering into the ruin
is part of the mural.


Taylor Hall, California State University ,
Chico , California . The Doric-style
columns are actually nothing but paint.


Honolulu , Hawaii . This mural took two
months of studio work to plan and
another six months to execute with
the help of 11 other artists. Featured
are Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch
of the Hawaiian Islands , and Duke
Kahanamoku, the ultimate father of


This mural at the Cafe Trompe L'oeil,
San Jose , California , is entitled "Art
Imitating Life Imitating Art Imitating
Life".  This customer doesn't leave at
closing time (she's part of the painting
- hard to believe).


Twenty-nine Palms, California .
"Valentine" the bull and a patient
buzzard are waiting for the artist to
awake (again - they are all part of the

'Bay in a Bottle', Santa Cruz , California .
The passer-by is part of the mural.


Looks like a nice spot to rest your weary
feet on a sidewalk in front of the
Sarasota County Health Center , Florida .


"Slowin' Down to Take a Look" in
Winslow , Arizona . Included, of course,
is "a girl, my lord, in a flat bed Ford
slowin'down to take a look at me."
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