Luftmalerei ("Air Paintings") on the walls of a Bavarian Bakery by Bine
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Luftmalerei ("Air Paintings") on the walls of a Bavarian Bakery by 


Luftmalerei (literally ‘air paintings’) are a local Bavarian version of trompe l’oeil painting which became popular in the eighteenth century. The whole subject of illusion, artificiality, deceiving the eye, was a major intellectual pre-occupation across Europe in the eighteenth century, but these intellectual concerns about the ethics of illusionism are a world away from the Luftmalerei painted as frescoes decorating the walls of houses in the alpine and sub-alpine region of Germany known as the Werdenfelser Land. They appear to be a manifestation of sheer creative exuberance.

I’m Bine and my camera is an Olympus E-620 and a Lumix DMC-ZS19. As you can see, I am a total animal nut and I couldn’t imagine my life without being in nature and surrounding myself with animals.
I would call myself a pragmatic agnostic with the view, that there is no proof of either the existence or nonexistence of any deity. Since any deity that may exist appears unconcerned for the universe or the welfare of its inhabitants, the question is largely academic.

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