Twenty-four year old Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki creates deceptive pencil drawings on paper. The example below is a sketch he did that features an impossible stairway that he calls ‘Strange Positional Relationship’. It would appear that if either of these blob-looking creatures were to head up or down the stairs, they would end up on […]
In this animation, a person passes a straight rod through two squares in what appears to be an impossible manner. At the end of the animation, the squares are turned slightly to reveal how the trick was pulled off.
Here is one of the latest captured ideas from photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson. The paradoxal geometry of the house leads to quite a bit of confusion as you admire it. Is the man sitting at the table inside his home or outside? To see another interesting house that uses a similar technique, be sure […]
In the 1980’s, Oscar Reutersvärd (the father of the impossible figure) was honored in Sweden with the release of three postage stamps featuring his impossible art. These items were not in circulation for very long and have since become sought after collectibles. Below is one of the stamps that features a twisted figure that bends in […]
The seven people sitting on the ledges of this building seem to be very confused. Are they looking out of the windows or into the center of the building? It looks like a tower or a cylinder, but if you investigate the construction you will find that it is anything but. (via István Orosz)
This animation of an impossible ribbon was created by Erwin Bonsma. Depending on how you look at it, this ribbon can be perceived as rotating in two different ways. He credits the original idea to M.C. Escher’s print titled “Cube with Magic Ribbons” which happens to be the first drawing by Escher to feature a […]
This digital recreation of a portion of Sandro Del-Prete’s The Garden Fence (originally painted in 1969) was created by Josh Sommers. You can find the original version of The Garden Fence, along with several other works from Del-Prete, in our previous post that featured a collection of his impossible paintings. This particular homage features a […]