(via Leon Keer)
We featured several of Liu Bolin’s camouflaged body photographs on An Optical Illusion a couple of years ago. If you are new to the site or happened to have missed those, then feel free to check them out here. The photograph below features Liu Bolin doing what he does best – hiding in plain sight with the help of a clever paint job that matches his background. This time, he stands painted in front of a very organized display of shotguns, rifles, and automatic weapons. It is probably pretty safe to assume that this is a political statement regarding guns. It was taken in 2013 as part of his Hiding in New York series.
For more information about Liu, or to see more of his work, please visit Klein Sun Gallery.
This music video produced for the song “Sweater”, performed by the Belgian band Willow, is pretty interesting. The lone guy featured in the video spends the entire time in a white room. By projecting scenes and animation onto the walls and floor of the room, it appears that he is walking down stairs, walking around outside, riding a subway, riding an escalator, and much more. Watch the full video below.
In addition to both directing and producing this video, Filip Sterckx also handled all of the 3D animation and editing. I personally think that the first half of the video is much stronger than the second half and would be curious to know what you think. Which scene do you think is the most or least realistic?
International advertising agency Leo Burnett created a series of three topsy-turvy optical illusion images for an ad campaign for Jeep. Each of the designs features an image of an animal with the tag line “See whatever you want to see.” printed beneath the Jeep logo.
When the designs are turned upside down, the animal transforms into a completely different one as shown below.
Read the full post to see the other two designs created by Leo Burnett.
What is the first word that you see in this figure/ground painting from John Langdon? Do you see the question or the answer? Can you find both?
To see a similar painting from John Langdon, revisit his painting titled Love.
(via John Langdon)
In this brief video from Scientific American, the Ames Room illusion is demonstrated and then completely revealed. If you are not familiar with an Ames Room, first have a look at this vintage Ames Room illusion photograph. Now watch the video and see exactly how this trick is done.
This impossible-looking LEGO structure was created by a Flickr user going by the handle of Brixie63. It is a recreation of and homage to David Macdonald’s famous digital manipulation titled The Terrace. What makes the story even more interesting is that David Macdonald created The Terrace as an homage to The Warped Chessboard painting by Sandro Del-Prete. It would be interesting to know what Sandro’s inspiration was when he first created his painting. For the moment, we will just call this art (LEGO) imitating art (digital) imitating art (painting).