Veil, by Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita, can look like a simple draped cloth at first. That’s until you recognize that the cloth’s folds have been painstakingly arranged to create the profile shadow of a beautiful woman. Shadow art is Yamashita’s specialty, as she has done quite a few exhibits that play with light. You can see some more of her work here.
Posts Tagged ‘optical illusions’
Eyes sometimes play funny tricks on us, and makes us question the reality we think we see – here’s a trick that will make you think that the faces of these people are somehow distorted, even though they are all perfectly normal! An undergraduate student was conducting an experiment, where he had to go through [...]
Needless to say, high school not only gives you academic knowledge, but also forms a great deal of who you are. Understanding that, Stephen Doyle, Creative Director at Doyle Partners, applied typographic anamorphism to create indoor illusions in two high schools in NY. The series entail large scale prints of important characteristics that are vital in [...]
Traditionally one would thinkt that the sole purpose of graffiti is to be seen – and yet a Los Angeles-based artist Cayetano Ferrer makes it look transparent and almost invisible. A video, photography and sculptural/installation artist covers the urban debris with high quality pictures that match the surroundings, and thus the object visually dissolves in the background.
These are some pictures that make you think… But not in a usual way! Think Invisible is a unique technique that can turn any picture into an optical illusion and at the same time – a simple yet fun game. The idea is based on the phenomenon invented by Gaetano Kanizsa to show the power of Gestalt psychology, which says that our brain has it’s own self-organizing tendencies.
Magic & realism – the two don’t really match, do they? But Rob Gonsalves, a Canadian painter of magic realism, demonstrates great skills in merging the two different worlds in his unique and surrealistic optical illusion artworks. Inspired by such great artists as Dali, Tanguy, Magritte and Escher, Gonsalves developed his own unique style by combining his architectural knowledge with the love for painting.