Curiosity cabinet 'Birds'

Curiosity cabinet 'Birds'

110 x 80 cm, © 2014, price on request
Two-dimensional | Painting | Oils | on canvas
Cabinets of curiosities, also known as ‘wonder rooms’, were small collections of extraordinary objects which, like today’s museums, attempted to categorise and tell stories about the wonders and oddities of the natural world For this painting I was inspired by Tromp l'oei. Full Definition of TROMPE L'OEIL 1.  a style of painting in which objects are depicted with photographically realistic detail; also :  the use of similar technique in interior decorating 2.  a trompe l'oeil painting or effect 3 something that misleads or deceives the senses