What is Trompe L'Oeil? It's literally French for "trick of the eye". This is a painting technique used to create a false impression of perspective on a flat wall or ceiling. The window frame below is actually painted on a flat wall and the shutter doesn't really face outside. It's all an illusion. 

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Featured above - Trompe L'Oeil painting of a Tuscan landscape through a window

Trompe L'Oeil painting of a Tuscan street view