Felice Varini creates large-scale anamorphic works in urban spaces, typically on buildings, walls, and streets. One of his latest works created this year, titled “Objectif gare”, is a series of non-concentric blue circles that can only been seen properly from one specific vantage point. It was created in the city of Lausanne, located in the french-speaking part of western Switzerland.
Three additional photographs from different viewing points can be seen below.
Italian artist Guido Daniele has been painting the bodies of models for various situations including advertising, commercials, fashion events, and exhibitions since 1990. In 2000, he began painting model’s hands in a series that he calls “Handimals.” Below are three excellent examples from this series featuring a cobra, crocodile, and a dolphin.
I have always been a big fan of István Orosz’s illustrations, and today’s optical illusion is no exception. If you look at this very detailed illustration that contains two men standing among trees with bags hanging from their shoulders, you may also notice something else. Do you see it?
The hidden image is easier to notice the smaller the image is (or the further you stand away from your computer screen).
A few days ago, Gene Levine sent over one of the newest 3D creations that he has been working on. If you stare at this image like you would a normal hidden image stereogram, the spheres will fuse together and appear to be three-dimensional and hovering over the cubical background.
Today’s optical illusion is another wonderful painting from Mexican artist Octavio Ocampo. His surreal and metamorphic paintings often can be interpreted in multiple ways. What do you see first when you look at the image below? Do you see some flowers and a butterfly or the face of a beautiful woman? I always see the woman first. Does that say something about my view of the world?
When Jim Warren was in high school, he began painting and selling artwork. Since that time, he has become a “Living Legend of the Art World”. In 1981, he painted the cover of the Grammy Award winning cover for Bob Seger’s “Against the Wind”. Regarding this limited edition print titled “After the Storm”, Jim Warren had the following to say:
I was never one to simply paint a mountain scene as it is, although I have occasionally, I generally prefer to put a little twist to it such as the roaring thundering snow of an avalanche becoming a herd of roaring thundering horses.
The transformation of the avalanche becoming a herd of horses is an effect that Jim Warren frequently incorporates into his fine art paintings.
Michael Murphy is a sculptor who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received a BFA and sculpture training from Kent State University and a MFA from the Art and Technology Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. One of his latest anamorphic installations titled Perpetual Shift consists of 1,252 wood balls, paint, and braided fibers. The video shows how it looks from the preferred viewing angle and then moves to the left to reveal how the sculpture is actually constructed thereby revealing the illusion.