Optical illusions involving hidden skulls have been around for a very long time and modern artists continue to produce them. In this version with a fantasy-art theme, a woman wearing a white hooded cloak and black shirt stands in front of a group of white and black candles with her arms extended. Two candle holders […]
Noah Scalin likes skulls. He is the founder of the Skull-A-Day project. Now in its sixth year, the project features a new image of a skull every day. In 2012, Scalin created the following anamorphic skull using 497 VHS cassette tapes as a commission of the TCC Visual Arts Center in Tidewater Virginia. The skull […]
A family opens their front door on Christmas morning only to be frightened by what they see. But should they be? What is so scary about this Santa Claus illustration by Russian cartoonist Valentine Dubinin?
In honor of Halloween, an illusion involving something macabre seems appropriate today. The following illusion is a skull afterimage illusion. In order to get this illusion to work, stare at the X in the eye of the skull for thirty seconds. Then look away from the image at a blank sheet of paper or wall […]
A man, a woman and their dog are out for a Sunday drive in their small car. Do you notice anything else present in this picture? Perhaps something that appears somewhat sinister? This image was found at Museo Ilusionario’s Flickr Page.
British artist James Hopkins transforms everyday items into sophisticated illusions. His work below, titled “Shelf Life”, was created in 2006 for a private collection. Does the bookshelf resemble something else? To learn more about James Hopkins and view more of his works, please visit JamesHopkinsWorks.com.
What do you see in this drawing by István Orosz? Do you see a ship traveling through stormy weather or something more sinister? To view more of István’s work, please visit his website at Gallery Diabolus or his blog.