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.

The Other Face of Paris by Gianni Sarcone

Ambiguous,Hidden Objects 6 March 2013 0 Comments

The Other Face of Paris by Gianni Sarcone

We have featured a number of works from Italian author and artist Gianni Sarcone in the past.  One of my favorite works by Sarcone is the following image title “The Other Face of Paris”.  Upon first glance, it is a photograph of a woman holding an umbrella while standing underneath the Eiffel Tower.  But can […]

Marilyn Sunset

Hidden Objects 16 August 2012 0 Comments

Marilyn Sunset by Gianni Sarcone

Marilyn Monroe was only 36 years old when her life was cut short 50 years ago.  As a tribute to the actress, model and singer, Gianni Sarcone created the following image called ‘Marilyn Sunset’.  Can you find a portrait of Ms. Monroe hiding in the sunset?

Non-Existent Green Circles

Color 24 July 2012 0 Comments

Non-Existent Green Circles by Gianni Sarcone

Today’s illusion is a series of different colored circles created by Gianni Sarcone.  How many green circles can you count? Are you sure?  Would you be surprised to hear that there are actually no green circles in the image above?  Cover up the area around one of the green circles and you may be surprised […]