ROME AND THE MAGNIFICENT DECEPTION IN PAINTING AND ARCHITECTURE by turismoroma.it

“Ingenuity and design constitute the Magic Art by whose means you deceive the eye and make your audience gaze in wonder”: so wrote Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the great masters of the baroque movement, whose aesthetics focused on theatricality and illusionism. Here you will find seven extraordinary Roman optical illusions, to make you discover how beautiful it can sometimes be to be deceived