A VERY REAL FAKE

A beautiful painted altarpiece, it’s hard to tell the real from the two-dimensional. The side detail view helps some, and emphasizes the almost cartoonesque (but sharp and deliberate) nature of the trompe l’oeil decoration.

Igreja de São José do Hospital, Tavira

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