All Blog Posts Tagged 'illusion' (40)

Look Closely...This Parrot is Actually a Human Being!

Although this may look like a simple image of a parrot perched on a tree stump, believe it or not, it's actually a photograph of a woman whose entire body has been perfectly painted to resemble the tropical bird. This is the work of fine art body painter Johannes Stoetter,…


Added by Jenny Zhang on March 18, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Charming Shelves Give Illusion of Floating Paper

If you love a good illusion, you'll get a kick out of these cleverly designed shelves! They look like a gust of wind has suddenly caused a stack of blank, white paper to blow through your house! Japanese design studio YOY is behind Blow, white shelves formed by bending A4 size thin steel plates into five different types of shapes. Used either upside or downside,…


Added by alice on January 13, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Awesome Spray Painted Illusion of a Hovering Tree Cut in Half

Graphic designer Daniel Siering and art director Mario Schuster (aka Mario Shu) have taken a solitary tree in Potsdam, Germany and transformed it into a split, hovering trunk with nothing more than some paint and tin foil. To create the illusion, Siering and Shu wrapped a section of the tree in foil and proceeded to spray paint it in the likeness of the…


Added by Pinar on January 2, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ramon Bruin's New 3D Illustrations Spring to Life

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, continues to create optical illusion drawings that make animals and objects seem as though they're popping off the page.…


Added by Pinar on December 12, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

The Extraordinary Life of Germany's Doublefaced Girl

Doublefaced is an intriguing series by Berlin-based German artist Sebastian Bieniek that features portraits of a girl with the illusion of two faces. By simply drawing on each side of his model's head with common makeup products like eyeliner and lipstick, Bieniek transforms the young woman into a eerie set of twins. He cleverly uses one of her own eyes and another drawn eye,…


Added by Pinar on September 25, 2013 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Spectacular Aerial Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Approximately 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa lies an island nation known as Mauritius that gives off the illusion of an underwater waterfall at the southwestern tip of the island. The visually deceiving impression, created in the water due to the runoff of sand and silt deposits, is especially effective and breathtaking in aerial shots. In fact, the illusion can even be seen…


Added by Pinar on September 20, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

New Street Art Illusion: Boy Balancing on Stacked Chairs

Street artist Ernest Zacharevic has just unveiled his latest piece that he created for Nuart, the annual international festival that brings the biggest heavyweights in the street art movement to Stravanger, Norway to "produce some of the worlds most…


Added by alice on September 5, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Watermelon Slices That Burn Bright

Warning: Even after looking at these photos a few times, it may be still hard for you to wrap your head around the idea that you're looking at candles! From the company LessCandles comes these cone-shaped candles that are hand painted with special wax to look like actual watermelon slices! (Just as deceiving are…


Added by alice on July 23, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

New Mind-Bending Illusion of People Scaling a Building

Argentine artist Leandro Erlich is at it again with another interactive installation that gives off the illusion that participants are sitting on the edge of a windowsill, dangling off a ledge, and scaling the side of a building. Similar to his three-dimensional piece from…


Added by Pinar on June 26, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mind-Boggling 3D Drawings on Flat Sheets of Paper

The illusionary work of Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, will leave you wondering what's real and what's just a clever illustration. The artist's skilled hand crafts imaginary three-dimensional worlds on two-dimensional platforms adorned with props like pencils and other art supplies used to create each image.…


Added by Pinar on June 17, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Color Bursting Optical Illusion Sculptures by Matt Moore

Artist Matt W. Moore just wrote to us to tell us about a massive new update he's done to his web portfolio that shows color bursting works he's created within the last two years. One of the most fun projects takes the optical…


Added by alice on April 29, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

More Non-Photoshopped Anamorphic Illusions by Felice Varini

Paris-based Swiss artist Felice Varini's paintings are the kind that have one vantage point from which its completed form can be viewed in its fluid entirety. The artist's vast portfolio of anamorphic illusions presents a variety of urban paintings, both indoors…


Added by Pinar on March 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Animals Burst Through Gallery Walls and Glass Containers

Artist Tasha Lewis, who you may remember from these blue butterfly swarms, is currently showing a "moving" body of work at The Harrison Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Using hidden magnets within her mixed media sculptures, she creates the illusion that a variety of animals and plants are bursting…


Added by alice on January 23, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Pretty Tipping Vase Illusion

Does this tipping vase make anyone else feel just the slightest bit uneasy? Ammo by Jean Marc Gady is a beautifully simple vase that plays with our senses, making us feel as though it's just one second away from falling down. Like a cannonball, it sits ready to shoot something up into the air, but the only thing it's allowed to send up is a flower. For some reason, it reminds of…


Added by alice on October 5, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Mind-Boggling Painted Hands Illusions

They say that the human hands are the most difficult subjects to illustrate, but I wonder how it compares in difficulty to painting directly on them. Instead of simply drawing a pair of hands, these series of images by photographer Ray Massey use palms, fingers, fingernails, and fists as the canvas for some incredibly illusionary body art. As an advertising campaign for…


Added by Pinar on September 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Thought-Provoking Cross Sculpture Casts Shocking Shadows

Georgia-based artist Michael Murphy, the one behind those amazing multi-layered sculptures is back with one thought-provoking piece. This new site specific installation was commissioned by UNC Charlotte for the art…


Added by alice on August 30, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Mind-Boggling Overly Aggressive Anamorphic Robot

TSF Crew recently created this incredible anamorphic painting of a huge robot that looks like it's marching towards you! The talented French street art duo that was behind the amazing floor-to-ceiling tree and the…


Added by alice on July 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

South Korea's Awesome Optical Illusion Museum

World travelers Michael Powell and Jürgen Horn have embarked on an ambitious journey nearly two years ago in which they trek all across the globe, spending three months at a time in each of their chosen destinations. The sightseeing duo document all the places they visit in their travel blog, For 91 Days, with little recaps of their days with accompanying…


Added by Pinar on July 3, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sinking Supermoon Illusion

Astronaut André Kuipers took this incredible shot of May 5th's Supermoon from the International Space Station. The moon appears to be squashed or sinking (depending on your own interpretation). According to…


Added by alice on May 7, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Behind the Life-Size Lego Room Illusion

After we wrote about Valentino Fiadini's mini Lego rooms that look like life-size locations, we saw his work spread around the web on sites we love like…


Added by alice on April 24, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

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