A Somewhat Disturbing Beard

Ambiguous 28 April 2016 0 Comments

A Somewhat Disturbing Beard

I ran across this image the other day and almost just scrolled right past it.  I was kind of wondering what the point of the picture of this man with a beard and glasses was.  As I was scrolling, however, a set of eyes caught my eye which caused me to do a double take.  […]

Giraffe and Elephant Optical Illusion

Video 4 February 2016 0 Comments

Giraffe and Elephant Optical Illusion

Check out the wire sculpture in the video below.  From one angle, it appears to be a pair of giraffes standing next to one another.  As you walk around to view the sculpture from another angle, however, it transforms into a completely different animal – an elephant!  I would imagine that it is difficult enough […]

Global Warning by Truly Design

Anamorphosis 22 October 2015 0 Comments

Global Warning by Truly Design

Urban artists Truly Design was commissioned to paint this anamorphic work in the former Torino Zoo, which is located in downtown Torino, Italy next to the Po River.  The zoo was abandoned in 1987, and as you can imagine, this painting site was quite run down before the Truly Design team went to work. Here […]

Hand Paintings by Guido Daniele

Trompe L'oeil 8 September 2015 0 Comments

Hand Paintings by Guido Daniele

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. Which is your […]

After the Storm by Jim Warren

Ambiguous 24 August 2015 0 Comments

After the Storm by Jim Warren

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 […]

Owl Tessellation by Nikita Prokhorov

Tessellation 27 July 2015 0 Comments

Owl Tessellation by Nikita Prokhorov

Looking through some of the categories, I realized that I haven’t posted any tessellation patterns this year at all.  One of my favorite designs from graphic designer Nikita Prokhorov is the following tessellation that features interlocking blue and red owls.  The horizontal branches that run through the pattern and act as a perch for the […]

Out of Africa Stereogram by Gene Levine

Stereo 9 July 2015 0 Comments

Out of Africa Stereogram by Gene Levine

While browsing through some of the illusion categories on An Optical Illusion, I realized that I have not posted any stereograms at all during 2015.  That seems like a shame because I have always been a big fan of this type of artwork.  Today’s image is a brand new design created by stereogram master Gene […]