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Gooderham Building Mural

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 23 January 2018 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

The back of the Gooderham Building in Toronto has this mural on it done by Canadian artist Derek Besant. The image is of the Perkins building across the street and is done in the style of Trompe L’Oeil (trick the eye) or an optical illusion. The illusion makes it seem like there are more windows than there actually are, as well as making it look layered as opposed to flat.

Photo captured from a double-decker tour bus on September 29, 2017.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 110 45 mm

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sherri from Arkansas, United States

it's very convincing

i had to examine it closely : - )

23 Jan 2018 5:20am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland


23 Jan 2018 5:38am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very beautiful artistic trompe-l'oeil and excellent photo

23 Jan 2018 5:41am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe cette facade

23 Jan 2018 5:46am

Martine from France

Génial trompe-l'oeil.

23 Jan 2018 6:09am

Devi from Chennai, India

beautiful !! Looks so realistic !! Great!

23 Jan 2018 6:15am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Magnifique ce trompe l'oeil, du beau travail.
Bonne journée

23 Jan 2018 6:18am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful. It really does look like paper pinned up there.

23 Jan 2018 7:00am

Gérard from Allauch, France

A superb work which "tears"

23 Jan 2018 8:39am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

In know and like this building ! beautiful framing !

23 Jan 2018 10:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Superb trompe l' oeil beautifully captured

23 Jan 2018 11:15am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique, je dirai même excellent art..... aussi bien graphique, que photographique !... )

23 Jan 2018 11:27am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Amazingly effective !

23 Jan 2018 11:29am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful architecture !!

23 Jan 2018 11:52am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

What a great mural.

23 Jan 2018 11:58am

Marité from France

Impressionnant trompe-l'oeil ! On ne peut pas le manquer...
Bonne journée !

23 Jan 2018 12:25pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SUch a clever and incredible artwork! Captured with such clarity

23 Jan 2018 1:33pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


23 Jan 2018 1:41pm

omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

oh so fantastic, pretty nice art work

23 Jan 2018 3:58pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love Trompe-l'œil. I used to teach a unit of it and optical illusions before I retired. The kids always enjoyed it. They really liked Julian Beever, the British sidewalk chalk artist.

23 Jan 2018 4:00pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An eye-catching mural. The illusion demands a person's attention.

23 Jan 2018 4:17pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture of this very beautiful Trompe-l'oeil !

23 Jan 2018 4:32pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel trompe l'oeil et vue quel dessin superbe facade
Belle soirée

23 Jan 2018 4:33pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland


23 Jan 2018 4:33pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Nice grab of this one, which I like to photograph as well during various seasons.

23 Jan 2018 4:48pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful mural and attractive design. Excellent composition. :)

23 Jan 2018 4:50pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

très beau travail !

23 Jan 2018 5:06pm

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

Real artistic work done on that building,Looks really natural.
Nice photo.

23 Jan 2018 5:11pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

:)) Very great street art. A very good "trompe l'oeil"

23 Jan 2018 5:15pm

willy from Belgium

un superbe trompe-l'oeil

une très belle prise Steven


23 Jan 2018 5:47pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful capture of this totally cool mural. It seems very effective at tricking the eye.

23 Jan 2018 6:43pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

So fantastic artistic and superb art!!!
Love it!

23 Jan 2018 7:37pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

wonder recording of this architectural art

24 Jan 2018 1:20am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

That is absolutely amazing.

24 Jan 2018 2:03am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

So wonderful! My grandmother used to paint Trompe La-oeil

24 Jan 2018 5:11am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Ha ha...
Wonderful painting...real streetart !

24 Jan 2018 11:20am

Remus from Portugal

Excellent mural. Excelent idea.
It is a detail that captivates our eyes.

24 Jan 2018 3:56pm

franz from Baden, Austria

Fascinating trompe l'oeil that offers a view 'inside' the building ... and what a surprise it is! ;-)

24 Jan 2018 6:06pm