This painting from British surrealist artist Norman Parker is a reworking of a familiar optical illusion. Glastonbury Tor, a holy hill in Southwest England, can be seen in the background through the impossible columns / pillars. As you move from the top of the painting to the bottom, the four square columns transform into six […]
It has been a while since we featured one of Andreas Aronsson’s impossible figures. Depending on how you look at this figure, the small (blue) square is either on top of or below the larger (red) square.This figure was made during a particularly hectic time in Andreas Aronsson’s life as he was living out of […]
This one minute commercial for the Honda CR-V features a number of different optical illusions. The tag line for the commercial is “An Impossible Made Possible”, and the result is a mind-bending and pretty entertaining advertisement. I typically do not like many commercials, but I must admit that this one was well done. Do you […]
This musician seems to be really struggling trying to make his trumpet work. His cheeks are bright red and he is probably getting a little light-headed from trying so hard. Take a closer look at the instrument and see if you can figure out what is wrong with it.
Erik Johansson has a vivid imagination. He also happens to be a very good photographer and a wizard at Adobe Photoshop. He creates photo-manipulations by taking multiple photographs and crafting them into creative and impossible scenes. His work below, created in 2010, shows a very strange intersection that almost has an uneasy feeling when looking […]
Italian sculptor Guido Moretti created the following sculpture titled ‘Impossible Ring to Pillars’. When viewed from one direction, it looks like an impossible ring (or circle) and when viewed from another it looks like impossible pillars. If you stand in between these two viewing angles, it looks like a tangled mass of metal. By rotating […]
“I can fool you because you’re a human,” said Jerry Andrus. “You have a wonderful human mind that works no different from my human mind. Usually when we’re fooled, the mind hasn’t made a mistake. It’s come to the wrong conclusion for the right reason.” During his illustrious life, Jerry Andrus was many things. He […]