A Band on Sanity

Ambiguous,Animation 26 January 2015 0 Comments

A Band on Sanity

This animation of an impossible ribbon was created by Erwin Bonsma.  Depending on how you look at it, this ribbon can be perceived as rotating in two different ways.  He credits the original idea to M.C. Escher’s print titled “Cube with Magic Ribbons” which happens to be the first drawing by Escher to feature a […]

Arboreal Office by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 12 January 2015 0 Comments

Arboreal Office by Rob Gonsalves

This painting by Rob Gonsalves, completed in October 2014, features a dramatic transformation.  Looking at the painting from the bottom, a man is standing in a wooded area by a campfire, but as he looks up into the clear night sky, the trees morph into skyscrapers. (via Huckleberry Fine Art)

How Many Arrows?

Ambiguous 8 January 2015 0 Comments

How Many Arrows?

Take a close look at the black and white pattern created by Gianni Sarcone below.  How many arrows can you find? For more optical illusions involving arrows, have a look at the Moving Arrows Illusion and Orange and Red Squares.

Paint the Town Red

Ambiguous 1 December 2014 0 Comments

Paint the Town Red

I’ve been painting a lot of doors in my house lately.  It is a slow process that I have been tackling about two doors at a time.  The results have been worth it as they look much better with two coats of fresh paint on them.  When I came across this illustration, it brought a […]

Moving Train Optical Illusion

Ambiguous,Animation 24 November 2014 0 Comments

Moving Train Optical Illusion

Today’s illusion has a pretty interesting effect.  We have featured several animations that are similar to this one (see the Turning Wheel Optical Illusion and the Spinning Dancer Illusion), but I still find the effect to be very fascinating.  The train in this animation is moving at a constant rate of speed.  But what direction […]

Mona Lisa (Water) by Victor Molev

Ambiguous,Hidden Objects 17 November 2014 0 Comments

Mona Lisa (Water) by Victor Molev

Russian born artist Victor Molev is a painter a graphic artist currently living in Ontario, Canada.  He previously worked as both an architect and a theater set painter.  In his painting below, titled Mona Lisa (Water), seven fish jumping out of the water come together to form an image that resembles a portrait of Mona […]

Girls in White

Ambiguous,Hidden Objects 28 August 2014 0 Comments

Girls in White

In this painting by Ukrainian artist Oleg Shupliak, two girls in white can be seen walking around outside in a field.  The girls are each wearing sun hats and carrying umbrellas.  Can you find something else hiding in this painting?