Personally, I find trompe-l’œil to be great fun — it just brings out the curious kid in me.  What’s real? What’s an illusion? You can be overcome with the desire to poke the painting and find out for yourself.

Artist Anatoliy Shapiro painted these murals for the The H.L. Hunley Experience Museum in Myrtle Beach. See if you can figure out what’s 3D versus 2D.