Impossible Triangle on Fence

Impossible 7 March 2016 0 Comments

Impossible Triangle on Fence

The impossible triangle (also known as the Penrose triangle) has intrigued viewers (and artists) since it was first introduced by Oscar Reutersvärd in the 1930s.  In the photograph below, street artist Femoesa designed this version of the impossible triangle using a chain link fence.  This particular impossible work of art was created in 2013 in […]

Oscar Reutersvärd Postage Stamps

Impossible 13 April 2015 0 Comments

Oscar Reutersvärd Postage Stamps

In the 1980’s, Oscar Reutersvärd (the father of the impossible figure) was honored in Sweden with the release of three postage stamps featuring his impossible art.  These items were not in circulation for very long and have since become sought after collectibles.  Below is one of the stamps that features a twisted figure that bends in […]

Impossible Windows

Impossible 9 August 2012 0 Comments

Impossible Window 1

Oscar Reutersvärd drew many impossible figures during his lifetime.  These figures and drawings have inspired many artists in the past and will continue to do so for quite some time.  The following example of one of Reutersvärd’s “impossible windows” was created by Catherine Leah Palmer. Two additional examples of impossible windows can be viewed by […]

The Impossible Figures of Oscar Reutersvärd

Impossible 3 April 2012 0 Comments

Impossible Figure by Oscar Reutersvard

Oscar Reutersvärd, born in Sweden in 1915, is often referred to as “the father of the impossible figure”.  He earned this title by being the first artist to explore impossible figures.  Over his lifetime, he literally drew thousands of impossible figures.  Today, artists are still learning from his works, creating derivatives of his creations and […]

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 […]