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IDEA # 32: TROMPE-L'OEIL    Renaissance artists put the newly perfected technique of linear perspective to light-hearted as well as serious uses. The trompe-l’oeil ceiling opening Andrea Mantegna painted for his patron Ludovico Gonzaga is a virtuoso demonstration of perspective.

ARTIST: Andrea Mantegna : Ceiling Oculus in the Camera degli Sposi, Mantova. This room was the bridal chamber in the palace of the Gonzaga family. Several of the family members are looking down into the room