Browsing archives for 'Ambiguous'

Girls in White

Ambiguous,Hidden Objects 28 August 2014 0 Comments

Girls in White

In this painting by Ukrainian artist Oleg Shupliak, two girls in white can be seen walking around outside in a field.  The girls are each wearing sun hats and carrying umbrellas.  Can you find something else hiding in this painting?

Positive and Negative

Ambiguous,Animation,Tessellation 25 August 2014 0 Comments

Positive and Negative

I came across this simple animation this weekend and thought it had a pretty interesting effect.  It features a very basic tessellation pattern composed only of black and white crosses.  The crosses take turns rotating a quarter turn with the black crosses rotating counter-clockwise and the white crosses rotating clockwise.  The overall effect is very […]

Beyond the Reef by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 31 July 2014 0 Comments

Beyond the Reef by Rob Gonsalves

In this new painting from Canadian magic realism painter Rob Gonsalves titled Beyond the Reef, two different worlds morph seamlessly into one another.  On the right side of the painting, a male and female can be seen snorkeling underwater and your viewpoint is from below.  The female can be seen swimming near the surface while […]

Pointed Sense by Noma Bar

Ambiguous 21 July 2014 0 Comments

Pointed Sense by Noma Bar

Israeli graphic artist Noma Bar produces visually-striking and simple illustrations that take full advantage of negative space.  In this example, titled Pointed Sense, Noma captures a scene which he saw once where a male black labrador tucked his nose behind a female white labrador and gave her a good sniff.  Her tail was up over […]

Tiger Hand Print Illusion

Ambiguous 19 June 2014 0 Comments

Tiger Hand Print Illusion

This image looks like someone dipped their entire hand in black ink and then pressed it firmly on a white sheet of paper.  When they removed it, however, something remarkable could be seen in the print… an image of a tiger trotting toward you.  The four fingers make up the legs of the tiger and […]

Rotating Faces / Vases Optical Illusion

Ambiguous,Video 10 April 2014 0 Comments

Rotating Faces / Vases Optical Illusion

We featured a post last year about ambiguous metal sculptures that can be created using photographs of your own face.  The sculptures can either look like two faces looking at each other, or a vase (or candlestick if you have a look at the post referenced above).  The design is based on psychologist Edgar Rubin’s […]

Lion or Monkey Optical Illusion

Ambiguous 31 March 2014 0 Comments

Lion or Monkey Optical Illusion

Self-taught artist Humberto Machado enjoys working with many types of mediums but finds creating ambiguous drawings to be the most fun and the biggest challenge.  Using negative space in this drawing, he presents both an angry (hungry?) lion and a cheerful monkey swinging from a tree branch that occupy the same space. One of my […]