A museum like no other
Get ready to let your imagination run wild in the museum! Trick Eye Museum Singapore, the internationally renowned optical art museum from Korea, introduces Augmented Reality (AR) features to its exhibits. The AR features will bring its art installations and paintings to life.
Forget about ordinary 3D exhibits in the museum! With Trick Eye Museum’s very own Augmented Reality Technology (AR:T) implemented onto the installations, you can be immersed with the thrilling sound, lights and other effects that create realistic illusions.
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Throw yourself into the ultimate battle field of 3D art world!
||Please touch! Museum
You won’t find signs such as ‘Don’t Touch’ or ‘No Flash’. We highly encourage everyone to touch and take photos of all displayed works. If you are looking for an unusual experience, Trick Eye Museum is the perfect place to share this extraordinary experience with friends and family.
”The Trickeye Museum is for the child at heart.” – Tim, 33
Step inside or crawl into the exhibits. Interact with the characters and become the subject of the artwork on display. This almost surreal gallery is a must-have on your to-do list.
“Throw ourselves into the paintings with abandon” – Grace, 17
||Trick Eye! Museum
Trick and be tricked! Get ready for more than 80 optical illusion paintings and installations which will boggle your mind and make you do a double take. Be sure your camera is fully charged with plenty of memory space before your visit.
”Paintings that tricks the eyes and lens of the camera” – Alexandra, 24
About Trick Eye
The name Trick Eye is short for ‘Trick of the Eye’ which refers to an art technique that turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions. Although its history dates back to ancient Greece and Rome, the arty term Trompe-l’oeil (French for deceive the eye) only came into use during the Baroque period.
History of Trick Eye
The discovery of perspective in the 14th century triggered the emergence of a wider range of elaborate, visual manipulations in painting and architecture. Trompe-l’oeil, a visual art technique that tricks the eye by creating an optical illusion, came into fashion as realistic illusionary portraits gained popularity among 17th century French court and social elites. The technique has its roots in both ancient Greece and Rome, where in olden cities such as Pompeii, several murals comprised painted doors, windows and hallways to create a wider spatial effect. The story of ancient Greek painter Zeuxis and his rival Parrhasius is perhaps one of the most quoted examples when explaining Trompe-l’eoil.