Victor Vasarely is the father of Op Art and recognized as one of the 20th centuries most important artists. His use of color, geometry and optical illusion in his art yielded fantastic results and influenced scores of younger artists. As such, his paintings are in the permanent collections of museums around the globe and admired [...]
Exceptional Eye Tricks, by Brad Honeycutt, is a collection of optical illusions designed to amaze, confuse, and fool the viewer. This book contains a variety of illusion types including composite images, trompe l’oeil, tricks of perspective, and the physically impossible. The cover of the book features a motion illusion from Fiestoforo that appears to spin [...]
In 1804, an interesting effect was discovered by Ignaz Troxler. He noticed that something strange would happen if you fixated your eyes on one particular point (see the red dot below) for about 15-30 seconds. When doing so, images in your peripheral vision (the blurry blue circle below) would fade away and eventually disappear [...]
Look at the center of the following figure and move your head closer and further from the figure repeatedly. Does the “white spot” toward the center of the image appear to get larger and smaller? The effect seen above has also been called the “here comes the sun ” effect and is caused by a [...]
Patrick Kruger from Seattle brought a 14 foot Christmas tree home that would not fit into his house. So he naturally did what anyone else would do… he cut the top of the tree off and attached it to his roof. A few deceptively placed shingles help create the effect that the tree is busting [...]
This photograph may look like a miniature model, but it is a real-life scene. The photograph has been digitally manipulated to give it the appearance of a fake miniature still. This type of technique is also referred to as “tilt-shift” photography. Do they look real or fake to you?
The Mirage 3D Hologram Generator creates a small, full-color hologram using curved mirrors. It looks like an object is hovering above the unit, but when you go to touch it, there is nothing but air. The object is actually located inside of the unit itself. This item makes a terrific gift or conversation piece. If [...]