All Blog Posts Tagged 'illusion' (40)

Elevator Illusion Shocks Unsuspecting London Shoppers



At your local mall, imagine going about your normal shopping routine, when you step into an elevator and see a giant hole cut out of the bottom! Would you even get in? This awesome 3D illusion, created by artist Andrew Walker, recently shocked unsuspecting shoppers at Southside Shopping Centre in Wandsworth, London.

It's some pretty creative guerrilla…

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Added by alice on February 15, 2012 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Geometric Illusionary Perspective Paintings

Spanning over 30 years, Swiss artist Felice Varini has been mesmerizing viewers with his anamorphic illusions. The artist, who resides in Paris, displays his illusionary work in both private and public spaces. The urban paintings require a specific point of view to visualize the geometric shapes he creates as a continuous whole. From any other standpoint, the piece is…

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Added by Pinar on February 15, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Desert Rivers Look Like Trees



Wow, what an illusion! Photographer Adrianafranco Franco submitted this shot, taken of rivers that look, eerily, like trees in a desert in Baja California, Mexico. It was submitted to National Geographic's online community My Shot in December and was chosen as one of their best of that month. From Nat Geo's staff…

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Added by alice on January 28, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Surreal Paintings Offer Dual Perspectives

Taking surrealistic cues from Dali and Magritte, painter Mihai Criste expands on the unusually expressive art form in his illusionary images. The Romania-based artist boasts a vast portfolio of imaginative works that tackle the cunning abilities of visual elements. Each image offers dual perspectives. It's a matter of what the spectator sees first and their ability to…

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Added by Pinar on January 24, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mind-bending Scaling Building Illusion



If you're planning on visiting Paris from now till the end of March, make sure you drop by art complex Le 104 to see their Perceptions exhibition. It's there that you'll find an exciting installation called Bâtiment (Building) by Buenos Aires-based artist Leandro Erlich that's sure to warp your mind. A Parisian facade gives viewers the impression that they're vertical.…

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Added by alice on January 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Upholstered Chair Illusion

Are you looking at an upholstered chair or just an outline of one? Designer Alessandra Baldereschi twists our minds by creating a polyester coated iron collection of indoor/outdoor chairs, sofa, table, and coffee table that have the shape of upholstered furniture but is far from it. Using lines typically seen on your favorite living room chair, he makes us believe we're…

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Added by alice on January 19, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Simple yet Wildly Effective Illusions



How does one create an illusion without fancy editing tools? Photographer Lukasz Wierzbowski manages to produce engaging illusionary images without the use of post editing programs like Photoshop. His photos are the kind that make you do a double-take. At first, they look like cool, manufactured optical tricks. However, upon second glance, the images are clearly just clever images…

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Added by Pinar on January 2, 2012 at 3:19pm — 2 Comments

Top 10 Illusions in 2011

Who doesn't love a good illusion? We're winding down 2011 with some of the most creative projects we posted on this year. Some of the best art and photography we featured involved illusions, works that distorted our senses and frazzled our brains, making us do a welcome double-take. From incredible 3D chalk drawings to immersive installations, these were our favorite illusions in…

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Added by alice on December 30, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Stuck in a Disproportional Wonderland

It looks like this guy went down the rabbit hole. Paris-born artist Jean-François Fourtou uses a mix of his childhood memories and inspiration from Alice in Wonderland to create a surreal series of his own entitled Mes Maisons (My Houses). The contemporary artist, who currently lives and works in Marrakech and Madrid, produces illusionary images that…

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Added by Pinar on December 26, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Emotionally Charged Reflective Photography



The visual power of transparent materials, like water and glass, often go unnoticed. Sometimes, it takes a photographer like Hélène Desplechin to show us the visible influence of these elements. Desplechin, who is based in Spain, has a wide portfolio of work that utilizes water's reflective and rippling nature. The illusionary quality of the translucent material distorts and…

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Added by Pinar on December 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Light and Mirror Infinity Illusion



Art Miami kicked off last night with their VIP preview. We were lucky enough to attend and wanted to report back on a few key pieces that blew our minds. First up is Korean-born artist Chul Hyun Ahn's Visual Echo Experiment. This amazing work is made up of four equal cubes, each lit up in a different color. Using just three materials - plywood, lights and mirrors - Ahn creates…

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Added by alice on November 30, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Imaginary Road to Nowhere



If you're in Sydney from now till October 23, 2011, make sure to walk around town and take in all the art! Art & About Sydney is the city's annual public arts festival that's basically like one big, open-air art gallery. Projects by Australian and international artists are creatively re-imagining the streets, turning the city into a… Continue

Added by alice on September 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Shocking Illusion Wall Art



How creepy yet cool are these? Legendary street artist Dan Witz, who Met member Inka Leoni wrote about back in February 2010, recently collaborated with Blik to come up with three shocking "grate" graphics: What the %$#@?… Continue

Added by alice on August 4, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Beautiful Pictures that Look Like Paintings



While we're completely blown away when we see paintings that look like pictures, we're even more excited when we come across pictures that look like paintings! Such is this set, called Painted Ladies, by Barbara Cole. The self-taught photographer not only challenges our reality, she does it… Continue

Added by alice on June 4, 2011 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Shiro Pen Holder



The Shiro Pen Holder gives the illusion that the top ring is floating when it's actually held by a pencil that is welded into the pen holder.…



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Added by Yasmine Zalek on May 10, 2010 at 3:52am — No Comments

Pic of the Day: Let's Play Cars

What a wonderful illusion. Via 9Gag.

Added by alice on April 20, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Fly Candle Fly!



A suspension light that looks as if the candle is floating. It uses real candles, which burn for up to 20 hours.…



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Added by Yasmine Zalek on March 21, 2010 at 7:56am — 1 Comment

LED Torn Lighting Concept



Torn Lights by Billy May are designed to elegantly blend into your room.

The idea behind the design was to muddle the barrier between the room and its contents, creating the illusion that light comes from the room itself.



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Added by Yasmine Zalek on December 13, 2009 at 7:44am — 5 Comments

Amazing Istvan Orosz (4 pics)



It's a Hungarian painter, printmaker, praphic desginar and more. Among his works you will find impossible objects, optical illusions, doble-meaaning imagens and anamorphes (one of my favorites). Some people call him 'the modern M. C. Esched', and I think they are right.…







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Added by 3r1c on September 3, 2009 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Wild Coat Rack



Half Wild West and half Indian Rope Trick, the Catching The Wild coat rack is a startling sight. It’s constructed from steel and polyester rope formed into a remarkably convincing lasso. If you feel like all your coats are starting to get away from you, this is just the thing.



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Added by Yasmine Zalek on August 2, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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