Sandro del Prete
Cathedral with a Surrealistic, Paradoxial Perspective
Within a masonry framework, one can see a cathedral in four sections, opening up like a box with hinged sides. On each side of the box is depicted a different illustration on a wall, in which columns and window frame interweave between illusory planes and their respective backgrounds. Water is dripping from the wooden floor of the foreground, but when one looks further, the surface water goes to the background, turning into stream that winds its way through the cathedral, where it blends into the horizon. The body and roof of the midsection are semitransparent; allowing the background and frame to show through the structure.
The cathedral appears to reach out from the illustration, giving an open invitation to explore its wonders.