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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
Using a 22 by 21 grid of baseball cards, mosaic artist Ken Knowlton created this portrait of his grandson titled Nicholas Jensen (Little League Pitcher). The final mosaic, created in 2002, measured 32 inches wide by 40 inches tall once completed. The further that you stand back from the image, the more recognizable the young […]
We featured a post last year about ambiguous metal sculptures that can be created using photographs of your own face. The sculptures can either look like two faces looking at each other, or a vase (or candlestick if you have a look at the post referenced above). The design is based on psychologist Edgar Rubin’s […]