Drown in My Tears by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 14 July 2014 0 Comments

Drown in My Tears by Gianni Sarcone

Today’s optical illusion comes from artist and author Gianni Sarcone.  This autokinetic black and white work titled “Drown in My Tears” was created as a tribute to his friend Madeleine Kirchner.  The black and gray “teardrops” on the left side of the image appear to be moving down while the ones on the right side […]

Ultimate Optical Illusions 2015 Calendar

Miscellaneous 24 June 2014 0 Comments

Ultimate Optical Illusions 2015 Calendar

If you are a fan of optical illusions and you like physical calendars for your desk, make sure to check out Ultimate Optical Illusions:  Visual Tricks to Challenge the Eye and Mind, a new 2015 Day-to-Day calendar.  This full-color calendar published by Andrews McMeel Publishing and featuring artwork from Gianni A. Sarcone has a new […]

Gothic Flying Bat by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 5 May 2014 1 Comment

Gothic Flying Bat by Gianni Sarcone

The black bat in the middle of this image seems to move, flutter and expand.  The effect makes it a little difficult to look at for an extended period of time. For a similar effect, take a look at these expanding and shrinking geometrical patterns. (via Gianni Sarcone)

Twisting Spiral

Estimation,Motion 13 January 2014 0 Comments

Twisting Spiral by Gianni Sarcone

Take a look at the spiral created by Gianni A. Sarcone below.  Does it appear to be moving in a clockwise direction? Now start on the outside and follow the lines that make up the spiral around in a clockwise direction.  Do they spiral to the middle?  Or is this really made from a series […]

Paradoxical Trumpet

Impossible 11 November 2013 0 Comments

Paradoxical Trumpet

This musician seems to be really struggling trying to make his trumpet work.  His cheeks are bright red and he is probably getting a little light-headed from trying so hard.  Take a closer look at the instrument and see if you can figure out what is wrong with it.

Expanding & Shrinking Geometrical Patterns

Motion 17 June 2013 0 Comments

Expanding & Shrinking Geometrical Patterns

The two rectangles made of purple “plus” symbols appear to expand and contract.  The effect is greatly enhanced by looking back and forth at each of the rectangles.  This moving pattern was designed by author, artist and researcher Gianni Sarcone.

Helicopter Lines Estimation Illusion

Estimation 22 March 2013 0 Comments

Helicopter Lines

The red and blue lines below span the diameter of two spinning helicopter rotors.  When you first look at this image, which line appears to be the longest?  Try measuring the two lines to see if you were right. This illustration was drawn by the talented Gianni Sarcone.