Impossible Triangle on an Etch-A-Sketch

Impossible 14 December 2012 0 Comments

Impossible Triangle on an Etch-A-Sketch

Outside of squares and rectangles, I have never been any good at drawing on an Etch-A-Sketch.  Every now and then I see a picture on the Internet that someone drew on one and I am completely blown away.  I suppose that like anything else in life, practice makes perfect.  It should come as no surprise […]

Impossible Triangle Sculpture

Impossible 6 September 2012 0 Comments

Impossible Triangle Sculpture

Located in the center of the Belgian village of Ophoven is the following sculpture of an impossible triangle.  The sculpture is made from wood and finished with polyester.  The triangle only appears to be “impossible” when viewing it from a specific angle.  The photograph on the right shows how it looks when viewed from other […]

The Engineer (Primary School) by David Macdonald

Impossible 16 July 2012 0 Comments

The Engineer (Primary School) by David Macdonald

David Macdonald created this LEGO version of the Penrose triangle (or impossible triangle) using 2D drawing and painting software. This work may not be as popular as his Terrace image, but it is always nice to see new interpretations of old illusions.

Impossible Interlocking Triangles by Monika Buch

Impossible 27 June 2012 0 Comments

Impossible Interlocking Triangles by Monika Buch

Impossible triangles, also known as Penrose triangles, have been featured on this site in the past.  The truth is, no optical illusion website would be complete without them since they represent a classic illusion that most people instantly recognize and appreciate.  Today’s illusion is a painting by artist Monika Buch featuring three impossible triangles that […]

Penrose Triangle

Impossible 13 March 2012 0 Comments

Penrose Triangle

The Penrose triangle was first created by Oscar Reutersvärd in the 1930’s.   It is also referred to as the Penrose tribar or the impossible triangle.  A figure of this shape could not possibly exist in the real world because of the way that it bends. It is, however, possible to create an impossible triangle that […]