Vase Face by Gene Levine

Ambiguous, Stereo 7 April 2016 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Thanks to Gene Levine for sending over one of his latest 3D stereograms.  It incorporates the face/vase ambiguous optical illusion in addition to the hidden image located in the pattern below it.  Take a deep look inside the gray swirling pattern and see if you can get the hidden image to pop out at you.

Vase Face

So, did you see it?  What is it?

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Flashing Star (The Spiral of Time) by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 4 April 2016 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Here is another motion optical illusion that will stress out your eyes (and brain).  This one, created by Gianni Sarcone, features a blue, red, and yellow spiral that seems to flash or pulsate as you stare at it.  Try staring at the absolute middle of the illusion for thirty seconds or so.  When I do this, it makes my eyes go in and out of focus.  At one point, the red portions of the image even disappeared for me.

Flashing Star (The Spiral of Time) by Gianni Sarcone

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How Many 3s Do You See?

Hidden Objects 1 April 2016 2 Comments

First off, this is not any sort of joke related to April Fool’s Day!  I just saw this puzzle floating around the Internet and thought that it was kind of interesting.  It has a lot of people debating on the actual answer (it appears that there are several based on how you interpret the question).  Take a look at the iPhone screen below and answer the question, “How many 3s do you see?”

How Many 3s

Any guesses?

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The Colour and the Shape

Anamorphosis 31 March 2016 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Today’s video features an anamorphic painting by urban artists Truly Design titled “The Colour and the Shape”.  This work is one of several that Truly Design completed as part of the “Truth depends on where you see it from” exhibition at MEF – Ettore Fico Museum in Turin, Italy.  This exhibit opened on March 10, 2016 and will be shown through June 26, 2016.

Regarding this particular museum exhibit, Truly Design mentions the following:

The resulting anamorphic abstraction relates to MEF’s architecture throughout a common visual language shaped by minimalist geometric designs, as well as throughout the common fate which binds us to the Museum: from abandoned factory to art.

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Over the Moon by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 28 March 2016 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

In this ambiguous painting by Rob Gonsalves, a young girl is having fun on a tree swing.  As she gets higher and higher, it seems that her feet might touch the moon.  Moving from left to right, can you see where the painting transitions from the girl swinging from a tree under the moonlight to the point where she appears to be floating in space?

26”W x 32”H

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Paradox 01 by Tamás Farkas

Impossible 24 March 2016 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

The works of Tamás Farkas have been presented in exhibitions around the globe.  His art has appeared in his native country Hungary, as well as other places like Washington, D.C., Israel, Japan, and Italy (to name a few).  Take a look at the tangled gray and gold figures below.  They appear to be wrapped around one another in a series of “knots”.  But if you follow either one of the lines, you will find that there is no way that they could physically bend and twist the way they do.  The entire figure is quite impossible.

2012 PARADOX 01

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Vysotzkiy Portrait by Victor Molev

Hidden Objects 21 March 2016 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

This painting by Russian artist Victor Molev shows a collection of papers (some whole and some torn) in the foreground and a sailing ship in the background.  The papers in the center of the image come together in such a way that they form a hidden portrait of Vladimir Vysotzkiy, a Russian singer-songwriter, poet, and actor.  His song lyrics featured commentary about social and political issues that left an lasting impression on Russian culture long after his death in 1980.

Vysotzkiy by Victor Molev

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