Disturbing Eye Painting

Miscellaneous 31 October 2016 0 Comments

Disturbing Eye Painting

In honor of Halloween, I thought I would post up something that I find to be a little bit on the creepy side.  Some artist (if you know who did this, please let me know and I can add a credit at the bottom of the post) decided to paint a full eye on the […]

World Wildlife Day Elephant Poster

Ambiguous 23 May 2016 0 Comments

World Wildlife Day Elephant Poster

Last month, winners were selected in a poster contest to spread the word about UN World Wildlife Day 2016.  In total, over 300 entries were submitted and three of these submissions were selected as the overall winners.  One of these posters, presented below, was created by Patrick George from the United Kingdom.  It features two […]

Perpetual Shift by Michael Murphy

Anamorphosis,Video 13 August 2015 0 Comments

Perpetual Shift by Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy is a sculptor who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  He received a BFA and sculpture training from Kent State University and a MFA from the Art and Technology Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  One of his latest anamorphic installations titled Perpetual Shift consists of 1,252 wood […]

Impossible Figure – Eye

Impossible 19 May 2014 0 Comments

Impossible Figure - Eye

It has been a while since we featured one of Andreas Aronsson’s impossible figures.  Depending on how you look at this figure, the small (blue) square is either on top of or below the larger (red) square.This figure was made during a particularly hectic time in Andreas Aronsson’s life as he was living out of […]

Eye Color Optical Illusion

Color 9 January 2014 2 Comments

Eye Color Optical Illusion

Look into the eyes of this beautiful woman and observe the color of each of her eyes.  Most people will see the left eye appearing to be blue and the right eye appearing to be gray.  Is that what you see? Would you believe that both eyes are in fact the same color?  Both are […]

Eye Rays Motion Optical Illusion

Motion 26 August 2013 2 Comments

Eye Rays by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Over the past few months, we have had several requests for a mobile version of An Optical Illusion.  We listened.  Now you can view a simplified version of the site on your mobile device.  At the bottom of the layout, you will also have the option to turn the new layout off and view the […]

Anamorphic Eye

Anamorphosis 13 July 2012 0 Comments

Anamorphic Eye by Istvan Orosz

One form of anamorphosis involves a deformed image that is painted on a flat surface, such as a sheet of paper.  When a cylindrical (or sometimes conical) mirror is placed in the appropriate spot, the deformed image is suddenly transformed into something recognizable. In the example above by Hungarian artist István Orosz, a human eye […]