Cincinnatus Trompe L’oeil Mural by Richard Haas

Cincinnatus Trompe L'oeil Mural by Richard Haas

Artist Richard Haas, born in Spring Green, WI and now based in NYC, is best known for his trompe l’oeil murals, including this one on Central Parkway at Vine St. in downtown Cincinnati.

The mural is based on Cincinnatus, the city’s namesake. It spans the side of a tall building [note the unpainted area on the left, whose windows and architectural ornament form the basis for the right side of the mural]:

Cincinnatus Trompe L'oeil Mural by Richard Haas

A blending of actual and painted architectural detail:

Cincinnatus Trompe L'oeil Mural by Richard Haas

Cincinnatus Trompe L'oeil Mural by Richard Haas

When you get up close, you can see evidence of weathering:

Cincinnatus Trompe L'oeil Mural by Richard Haas

This mural is similar to the one Haas painted in SoHo, which I photographed three years ago after it had been vandalized:

Trompe L'oeil Mural by Richard Haas

Haas has executed similar exterior murals elsewhere, in addition to other works of art.

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