trompe-Italian style(classical addiction)This is one reason I am so in love with French style...to master such techniques as Triomph is amazing. I ADORE how you are suddenly faced with a touch of whimsy or a reminder that a blank wall is merely a canvas!
In 1937, Rex Whistler was commissioned to design and paint a boudoir for heiress Edwina Mountbatten’s apartment in London. He produced a grisaille album of his glamorous client’s life with her husband, Lord Louis Mountbatten, including depictions of family houses (one is above the marble mantel), her world travels, and her pet lion cub. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/blogs/the-aesthete/2012/12/rex-whistler-exhibition-colefax-fowler-london-slideshow_slideshow_item5_6