If you concentrate on the red pattern in the center of this figure, it will appear to be unstable and hover over the blue background. Once the pattern does begin to hover, you can move your head left and right to intensify the effect. (via 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 […]
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 […]
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)
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 […]
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.
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.