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.
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.
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 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?
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 […]
Can you locate the words “figure” and “ground” in the figure-ground ambigram from Gianni Sarcone below? If you need a hint, one of the words is written in uppercase letters and the other in lowercase letters. Visit Gianni Sarcone’s site on Cafe Press to purchase a wide selection of unique merchandise featuring his optical illusion […]