Disturbing Eye Painting

Miscellaneous 31 October 2016 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

In honor of Halloween, I thought I would post up something that I find to be a little bit on the creepy side.  Some artist (if you know who did this, please let me know and I can add a credit at the bottom of the post) decided to paint a full eye on the mouth of this woman.  There is something that is very peculiar and disturbing about this body painting.  I can’t look at it for very long with getting a little spooked.

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Have a fun and safe Halloween, I hope all the kids get lots and lots of candy!

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Two Red Snakes

Motion 29 October 2016 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

The two snakes appear to be in motion even though this image is completely static.  This another terrific example of an anomalous motion illusion created by Professor Akiyosh Kitaoka.  His illusions are very popular on this site, primarily because he creates some of the best motion illusions in the business.

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(via Akiyoshi Kitaoka)

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Find 11 Trout

Hidden Objects 18 October 2016 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Try to find 11 trout in this hidden image wildlife painting by artist Steven Michael Gardner.  Look carefully as some are very easy to find while others are quite obscure.

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If you get stuck, you can find the answer to this puzzle by clicking here.

You can also order a limited edition Giclee print of this painting (as well as others by Steven Gardner) by visiting his site below.   Each order comes with a certificate of authenticity.

(via Gardner Gallery)

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Silhouette Zoetrope

Video 11 October 2016 2 Comments

This video, created by Christine Veras of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, pays homage to the early zoetropes from the 19th century.  The zoetrope consists of a cylinder with slits cut vertically in the sides.  When the cylinder in the middle of the contraption in this video is rotated, the slots strobe behind the cutout images, making the cutouts appear to be animated inside the empty slotted cylinder.  This ultimately ends up creating the illusion of moving silhouettes floating in space.

This video was a top 10 finalist for the Best Illusion of the Year Contest.

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Hurricane Matthew Satellite Skull

Skull 6 October 2016 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit the eastern coast of Florida today.  It is expected to be a Category 4 storm which could make it one of the strongest storms in decades.  I hope that everyone in harm’s way is able to evacuate ahead of the storm.  Stay safe!  Recently, a weather satellite captured a real creepy image of the storm as it landed in Haiti.  The storm, which resembles a skull, has an extremely eerie red eye.  According to a NASA scientist, the “teeth” of the skull are made from cold convective clouds.

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Anamorphic Row Boat by Tracy Lee Stum

Anamorphosis 30 September 2016 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Check out this anamorphic row boat created by renowned chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum.  It was painted on a sidewalk at Palm Hills in Cairo, Egypt.  Like all of her work, this piece of sidewalk chalk art is extremely detailed and very realistic looking.  I love how the guy in the picture has one foot on the dock and the other in the boat as if he were actually trying to climb aboard.  The lily pads and the shadows of the boat and dock are both nice touches to help make this work look even more life-like.

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What do you think of this sidewalk chalk drawing?

(via Tracy Lee Stum)

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Space Oddity by Truly Design

Anamorphosis 19 September 2016 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Truly Design created this large circular anamorphic painting called Space Oddity for the headquarters of a Switzerland-based company that sells apparel, footwear, and accessories.  The blue circle (shown in the photograph below) is clearly visible from one particular viewpoint located at the end of the hallway.  As the viewer walks towards the door in the background, however, the circle gradually loses its form.  By the time you get to the door, there is no resemblance of a circle at all.  Notice that the circle is painted on three different walls (including the ceiling).

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See additional photographs from alternate viewpoints below.

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