Pinar's Blog Posts Tagged 'illusion' (14)

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…

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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.…

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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,…

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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…

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

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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.…

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Added by Pinar on June 17, 2013 at 10:30am — 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…

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

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…

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Added by Pinar on September 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — 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…

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

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

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

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

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