Watermelon by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Motion 19 October 2015 0 Comments

Watermelon by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

The green circle in the center of this image, which Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka calls a “watermelon”, appears to sway back and forth and be unstable against the gray background.  I personally find this image to be difficult to look at for too long.  This one actually makes my eyes hurt! Another good example of this […]

Butterflies

Motion 15 January 2015 3 Comments

Butterflies

The folks over at Optical Spy created this really nice motion illusion called Butterflies.  The square in the center of this image appears to be completely unstable as it appears to wobble around. To see an illusion with a similar effect, take a look at the Moving Mona Lisa Face. (via Optical Spy)

Mind Shift by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 25 September 2014 0 Comments

Mind Shift by Gianni Sarcone

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)

Move 25 by Daniel Picon

Motion 1 February 2013 0 Comments

Birds in the Sky by Daniel Picon

Today’s illusion is a variation of the Ouchi Illusion where the center circle appears to be unstable and float above the checkered background image.  This was created by French artist Daniel Picon.

The Blurry Heart Illusion

Motion 9 January 2013 1 Comment

The Blurry Heart Illusion

Two red hearts are presented below on a blue background.  One of the hearts is “blurry” and the other is not.  As you move your eyes back and forth between them, the blurry heart appears to wobble (as if it were unstable) while the solid red heart does not. This illusion was presented by Kohske […]

Vibration Optical Illusion

Motion 21 November 2012 0 Comments

Vibration Optical Illusion

This image is difficult to look at.  It appears to vibrate as your eyes try to focus on it. How long do you think that you could look at this image without it driving you completely crazy?  I would guess no longer than a few minutes.

Four Floating Squares by Daniel PICON

Motion 30 July 2012 0 Comments

Four Floating Squares by Daniel PICON

The four squares appear to float on top of the wavy pink background.  As you watch this image, the background seems to flutter slightly to both the left and the right.This illusion was designed by French artist Daniel PICON.