Octavio Ocampo is one of Mexico’s most prolific artists. He describes his painting style as “metamorphic”, where the individual components that make up the painting come together to form a larger image. In the example below titled ‘Ecstasy of the Lilies’, Ocampo has painted a group of white lily flowers that come together to form […]
Can you tell which girl is being held up in this accidental ambiguous photograph? Is it the blonde or the brunette? Are you sure?
Take a look at the drawing below. It is ambiguous. Upon first seeing it, did you notice a cat or a mouse? Do you see both of them? An optical illusion featuring a black cat seemed appropriate on Halloween. To celebrate the day, you might also want to take a look at some skull illusions.
This photograph, taken at the Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany, shows a very strange set of columns. They look like they could be pieces for a very large chess set. These particular columns are unique because they also have an alternate meaning – the spaces between the columns appear to resemble human figures. This […]
Many organizations incorporate some sort of optical illusion or other deceptive element into the very logos that they build their identity around. For example, did you know that the FedEx logo includes a hidden graphical message? The white space between the E and the X is an arrow pointing to the right. This arrow is […]
Please note that a new feature has been added to An Optical Illusion. Directly under the search bar on the right hand side is a link titled Random Optical Illusion. Clicking this link will do exactly what you think it might do – it will load a random post from our database. While I was […]
This painting portrays a magical scene during what might be a power outage in a big city. When the dark row of skyscrapers reflects on the surface of the lake, the city comes alive. To order prints of Rob Gonsalves’ work, please visit Huckleberry Fine Art.