Forced perspective

Last week’s post on generated some interest – not too mention a bit of good ol’ Excessive Server Load – and while I welcome all the new readers, I wish I hadn’t named the post something so naff…

However. Someone named mentioned in the comments, the work of Georges Rousse and so the ridiculous titles continue.

While Georges Rousse has been painting rooms in a similar fashion to Varini, his work differs in that the photograph is the end point of the work. And where Varini relies solely on the applied paint surface to achieve the illusion of flatness, Rousse employs additional architectural elements to create situations like the following: