Beyond the Reef by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 31 July 2014 0 Comments

Beyond the Reef by Rob Gonsalves

In this new painting from Canadian magic realism painter Rob Gonsalves titled Beyond the Reef, two different worlds morph seamlessly into one another.  On the right side of the painting, a male and female can be seen snorkeling underwater and your viewpoint is from below.  The female can be seen swimming near the surface while […]

Top 10 Optical Illusions of 2013

Miscellaneous 31 December 2013 0 Comments

Top Optical Illusions of 2013

Would like to take the time to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  Based on your feedback, votes and shares on social media sites, here are the ten most popular optical illusions posted on An Optical Illusion during 2013.  The illusions are listed in no particular order whatsoever.  Click each post title to be taken […]

When The Lights Were Out by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 22 July 2013 3 Comments

When The Lights Were Out by Rob Gonsalves

This painting portrays a magical scene during what might be a power outage in a big city.  When the dark row of skyscrapers reflects on the surface of the lake, the city comes alive. To order prints of Rob Gonsalves’ work, please visit Huckleberry Fine Art.

The Phenomenon of Floating by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 28 January 2013 0 Comments

The Phenomenon of Floating by Rob Gonsalves

I love the work of Rob Gonsalves.  Each of his paintings presents a subtle yet magical transformation.  When the viewer finally realizes what is going on, he (or she) cannot help but be impressed.  His painting below, titled “The Phenomenon of Floating” presents a woman floating on her back and looking at the heavens in […]

Water Dancers by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 22 August 2012 0 Comments

Water Dancers by Rob Gonsalves

Female dancers in white gowns appear to seamlessly emerge from the crashing water of  a moonlit waterfall.  Much like many of Canadian artist Rob Gonsalves‘ paintings, this image almost has a dream-like feeling to it. To order prints of Rob Gonsalves’ work, please visit Huckleberry Fine Art.

The Art of the Illusion

Miscellaneous 12 June 2012 0 Comments

The Art of the Illusion

The Art of the Illusion: Deceptions to Challenge the Eye and the Mind is a new book from Brad Honeycutt and Terry Stickels featuring a foreword by renowned puzzle creator and game designer Scott Kim.  The book contains more than 200 stunningly deceptive optical illusion works of art from artists around the globe.  The cover, […]

Still Waters by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 22 May 2012 0 Comments

Still Waters by Rob Gonsalves

Canadian artist Rob Gonsalves paints surreal scenes that inject a sense of magic into realistic scenes.  As a result, his work can be accurately described as “Magic Realism”.  Not surprisingly, he has been recognized as the most famous living surrealist painter in North America.  In his painting titled “Still Waters” below, a woman appears to […]