Trompe L’Oiel Added to Oriel College Oxford Chapel

Thursday, 4 September 2014 / Projects

Oriel College Chapel’s grade 1 listed barrel vaulted ceiling is now visually subject to gravity with trompe l’oeil quadrants to suggest coffer or casket vaults between its timber ribs. This simple perspective technique suggests space beyond, and was much loved in the 17th century. The photo looks up at the first panels to be exposed to view from ground level, at the east end.

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