Upside-Down Self Portrait

Upside Down 7 April 2014 0 Comments

I came across this portrait in a section of Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s website where he posts optical illusions submitted by friends and other people inspired by his work.  This particular portrait was created by painter Fumito ITO and depicts a man with glasses, black hair, mustache, and a goatee.  Can you spot what is so remarkable about this portrait?

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Continue reading the full post to see the answer.

When the portrait is turned upside down, it transforms into the face of someone completely different – a smiling and balding man with a full beard.

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For more examples of faces that change when rotated, have a look at the inverted faces of Rex Whistler as well as this other reversible face.

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