The wavy colored fluorescent waves seem to wink and flicker just like Christmas lights. This illusion is induced by the alternating small dark strokes with the white background. The effect is heightened if you quickly move your eyes around this image. (via Gianni Sarcone)
If you focus your eyes on the sphere in the center of this pattern, the entire image appears to pulsate and vibrate. Then if you move your head toward the image and then away from the image, the color fields appear to expand and contract. This image involves two different types of illusions involving color […]
Take a close look at the black and white pattern created by Gianni Sarcone below. How many arrows can you find? For more optical illusions involving arrows, have a look at the Moving Arrows Illusion and Orange and Red Squares.
In honor of Halloween, I thought it would be appropriate to post an image today that featured a dark or spooky theme. This morning, as I was checking my email, I found a message from Gianni Sarcone with a link to a Behance page he created titled Just in Time for Halloween. The page features […]
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 […]