This Week’s Theme: Nautilus
Santa Barbara artist, Emiliano Campobello, painted this stunning trompe l’oeil (fool the eye) nautilus on a design showroom floor. How fun to have the opportunity to paint on a floor. I love how it looks so real. He beautifully demonstrates how shadows give his painting depth and dimensionality.
About Emiliano and his art:
Emiliano Campobello creates harmonious, inspiring spaces with his murals by transforming walls, ceilings and floors with painted illusions. His creations adorn the walls of exclusive resorts and clubs, restaurants and soothing spas, children’s hospitals and healing clinics, chapels and sacred spaces, majestic estates and cozy homes. Each project is approached as a unique opportunity to create that “special something” specifically designed for that particular client or space. Although there is great variation in the projects stylistically, there is a constant dedication to quality and creative expression. His work defies containment in a style or a box, rather, it opens the box to the possibilities beyond.
To give you a better perspective of its size, here’s Emiliano’s art in progress:
View more of his trompe l’oeil paintings via his online gallery.
“Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.” ~ John Ruskin