A museum like no other
Get ready to let your imagination run wild in the museum! Trick Eye Museum Singapore, the internationally renowned optical art museum from Korea, introduces Augmented Reality (AR) features to its exhibits. The AR features will bring its art installations and paintings to life.
Forget about ordinary 3D exhibits in the museum! With Trick Eye Museum’s very own Augmented Reality Technology (AR:T) implemented onto the installations, you can be immersed with the thrilling sound, lights and other effects that create realistic illusions.
About Trick Eye
The name Trick Eye is short for ‘Trick of the Eye’ which refers to an art technique that turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions. Although its history dates back to ancient Greece and Rome, the arty term Trompe-l’oeil (French for deceive the eye) only came into use during the Baroque period.
History of Trick Eye
The discovery of perspective in the 14th century triggered the emergence of a wider range of elaborate, visual manipulations in painting and architecture. Trompe-l’oeil, a visual art technique that tricks the eye by creating an optical illusion, came into fashion as realistic illusionary portraits gained popularity among 17th century French court and social elites. The technique has its roots in both ancient Greece and Rome, where in olden cities such as Pompeii, several murals comprised painted doors, windows and hallways to create a wider spatial effect. The story of ancient Greek painter Zeuxis and his rival Parrhasius is perhaps one of the most quoted examples when explaining Trompe-l’eoil.