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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Chances are, you see things on a daily basis that resemble other things. This phenomenon is known as pareidolia and occurs when something meaningful is found in something that otherwise is not very meaningful. One of the most common occurrences of pareidolia is when inanimate objects (such as clouds, rocks, or buildings) look like faces. […]
The photograph below shows two different buildings, one on the left and one on the right. After taking a careful look at it, can you figure out which building is in the foreground of the photograph and which is in the background?