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By Cedric Sadai
Published a month ago

In Rome, JR's latest illusion cracks the Palazzo Farnese open

In Rome, JR's latest illusion cracks the Palazzo Farnese open

JR keeps on pushing the limits of his art at the crossings of photography, illusion and installation.

The french artist JR reveals Punto di Fuga (Vanishing Point), which is an optical illusion printed on aluminium panes, simulating an "X-Ray" of the historic Palazzo Farnese, in fact astuciously covering the scaffolding of its 3-year long renovation work.
Beyond revealing the inside of the Palazzo, a renaissance palace built around 600 years ago, the installation augments the experience by revealing additional elements that have since disappeared.
"Some rooms and areas can’t be seen. This is one way of opening up the building. It reveals (original) frescoes and arches that no longer exist."

JR speaking to AFP

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