Rocky Ravine Splits the Ground Beneath the Eiffel Tower in Two – by JR

“Artist until I find a real job :)” The words welcome you to the Instagram page of the marvelous star with 1.5 m followers. Working under the pseudonym JR and playing with the magic art form – the trompe-l’œil, deceiving the eye of visitors, JR had earned worldwide recognition. Painting the ground beneath the Eiffel Tower (Paris, France), three-dimensional optical illusion strikingly draws passengers closer to the middle of a rocky ravine. Hyper-realistic imagery creates an awe-inspiring effect completely transforming the entire place. Looking from the “right spot” you can enjoy the illusion in its full glory. The pillars actually form the base of the Eiffel Tower and suddenly you lose perspective of the level where the ground is and what’s real and what’s not. It’s the art within the art that is already the magnificent Eiffel Tower. For more insane illusions check out the rest of the work by JR, including the U.S-Mexico border wall and its giant baby looking over the wall, and also an abyss in the courtyard of the Louvre museum in Paris.

More info: Instagram, Official Website.

Painted optical illusion by the artist known as JR

Photo credits: JR

The magic of street art in its full glory!

Hyper-realistic imagery irresistibly attracts passengers to the middle of the ravine.

Only by standing at the “right place” you can enjoy the illusion the way it’s intended.


Imagine the thoughts racing through these kids’ heads?! Mind-blown!

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