Sad Tale by István Orosz

Hidden Objects,Skull 4 September 2015 0 Comments

Sad Tale by Istvan Orosz

I have always been a big fan of István Orosz’s illustrations, and today’s optical illusion is no exception.  If you look at this very detailed illustration that contains two men standing among trees with bags hanging from their shoulders, you may also notice something else.  Do you see it? The hidden image is easier to […]

Vegetable Face by Klaus Enrique

Composite 16 April 2015 0 Comments

Vegetable Face by Klaus Enrique

This vegetable face composite image was created by Klaus Enrique for the cover a cookbook by Martin Pyco Rausch.  The cookbook features vegetarian recipes making the half-vegetable face even more relevant for this project.  The style used in this strange face mash up was clearly inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the 16th century Italian painter best […]

Presidents’ Day Optical Illusion

Animation,Upside Down 16 February 2015 0 Comments

Presidents' Day Optical Illusion

In honor of Presidents’ Day here in the United States, today’s illusion features Barack Obama, the 44th U.S. President.  Both photographs of Obama look fairly normal when viewed upside down.  When the images are inverted, however, it is obvious that his eyes and mouth are upside down on one of photographs and normal on the […]

Comix Face

Miscellaneous,Video 5 February 2015 2 Comments

Comix Face

This striking photograph from Alexander Khokhlov’s “2D or not 2D” series looks like it could be an illustration of a woman in a comic book.  Surprisingly, it is an actual model (her name is Ekaterina Ashikhmina) with her face and hair painted by make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan.  This photographic series was selected as one of […]

Looking Through Time by Robert Fathauer

Upside Down 2 February 2015 0 Comments

Looking Through Time by Robert Fathauer

Robert Fathauer created this limited edition digital print titled “Looking Through Time” in 2005.  It features a reversible portrait of a man that can be seen as two different faces when viewed normally and in the mirror.  Fathauer found inspiration for this design in the work of Rex Whistler who created a series of very […]

Turning Head by Thomas Woodruff

Upside Down 5 January 2015 0 Comments

Turning Head by Thomas Woodruff

Today’s topsy-turvy optical illusion is from a series by Thomas Woodruff called ‘The Court’.  On the artist’s website, the following is noted about this series of works: This project started with a simple idea: to see if the traditional visual parlor trick of the “upside-down head” could be taken to new pictorial heights while conveying […]

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?