French Artist Makes Louvre Pyramid ‘Disappear’ In Optical Illusion – Design You Trust

French Artist Makes Louvre Pyramid ‘Disappear’ In Optical Illusion

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The French street artist known as “JR” has made the Louvre Pyramid in Paris disappear in an optical illusion created by covering the huge glass structure with a trompe l’oeil photo installation depicting the museum that surrounds it.

h/t: france24

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The black and white installation, depicting the east side of the Napoleon courtyard, features on the front of the once-controversial pyramid designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei in 1989.

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Tourists jostled each other Wednesday to take selfies of the Louvre without its famous glass companion structure for the first time in the digital age.

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The artist has said he loves “people being destabilised” and likes that they try to find the point in the image that scales perfectly with the Louvre in the background.

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