The perfect Illusion   1 comment

If you go into the church of St. Satyr in Milan, it seems that, behind the altar, there is a large space, a deep and regular apse, well complemented by columns and decorations.

But It’s not true at all: it is just an optical illusion!

You need to get really close to the altar, to realize it is a pictured perspective, only 97 cm deep,  hoped to replace the planned apse, which could not be realized because of lack of space.

In short, the apse you suppose to see behind, in reality does not exist.

The creator of this wonder, is one of italian greatest architects, Donato Bramante, in 1482.

The perfect Illusion


Posted 13 January 2013 by Matteo in Architecture & Still Life, Places

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