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Trompe L’oeil in Martinsburg, West Virginia

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During a recent day trip to Martinsburg, West Virginia, I noticed these great tromp L’oeils in Martinsburg’s historic downtown area.  (please see more text and photos below) 

trompe l'oeil Paine two It was a very bright, clear day and the sun was hitting the three dimensional paintings just at the right angle to make the wall art look even more lifelike.

The murals were painted by William Cochran.   Cochran‘s fantastic work can be seen in cities across the country.  In the MidAtlantic area he is perhaps best known for his Community Bridge project  in Frederick, Md. According to Cochran’s Web site, the name of his work in Martinsburg is called “The Lonesome Touch”

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The bricks surrounding the pictures served as fantastic frames and added even more dimension to the art on the wall.

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trompe l'oeil Paine oneThanks so much for dropping by today! Rob

 

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4 Comments

  1. great question and after doing so research I found the painter of these works is William Cochran.
    I have added his name and some links to his work and bio in the post. Thanks for the comment a great question!

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  2. vastlycurious.com July 24, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    WAIT! Who is the artist?

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  3. vastlycurious.com July 24, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    FANTASTIC! I used to do this !

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