Category Archives: Illusions

Hidden Faces

how many faces

There are seven hidden faces in the picture above, can you find them? Pop over to Optical Spy to see the answers – opticalspy

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A Portrait of Charles Darwin

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A stunning portrait of Charles Darwin by David Revoy that pays homage to Darwin’s contributions to evolutionary theory, created using different animal and plant species. Via opticalspy

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Moving Patterns Illusion

Here’s a nice moving pattern illusion from opticalspy.com that we thought you might like.  

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ZOETROPE WEIRDNESS

Thanks to Stephen Herbert for this interesting post We all know what a zoetrope is. One of those “cookie tins on a stick”, with slots in the sides, that show a repeating cartoon of a second or so, from a … Continue reading

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Fish Tank Illusion

The Optical Spy fish tank has an unusual construction. Try and imagine how you would put this tank in the corner of your room. Luckily the fish don’t seem to care, it looks like they’re having a great time.  

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Beautiful Face Illusion

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Escher in Color

Our friends over at Optical Spy have added a great new gallery featuring some of M.C. Escher‘s most famous artworks. But they have all been lovingly colored in. See more here Escher in Color

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Encerclement à dix illusion

  This excellent illusion was made by Felice Varini. Many more examples of Varini’s work on his website.

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Donald ‘Rusty’ Rust

D.L. “Rusty” Rust was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1932. He began drawing and painting at a very early age and has never had the desire to be anything but a serious artist. His early work was directly influenced by … Continue reading

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How to animate the impossible triangle

See the history of the impossible triangle here

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What Lies Beneath?

Click picture for larger view. Can you see what lies beneath in this autostereogram type picture? Via  – Optical Spy.

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Cliff Face

So what exactly are we looking at in this Cliff Face Illusion. Is it one face or two faces and are they real or has someone been photoshopping? We would love to hear your thoughts. via Cliff Face – optical … Continue reading

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Cloaked Skyscraper

This is a picture of the 29 storey Pinnacle building at Symphony Place in Nashville, Tennessee. The building’s beautiful mirrored finish makes it almost invisible when photographed at the right angle on a sunny day.

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Eyeball in the sink illusion

The best optical illusions are often the ones we happen upon unintentionally, which is exactly what happened when redditor Liammm decided that water circling the drain of his sink would make for a nice photographic subject. “Out of boredom, I … Continue reading

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Which Building is in Front of the Other?

Building Illusion

We have looked at this picture a number of times and are still not sure which building is in front of the other. Any idea?

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Head Drop Illusion

Head Drop Illusion

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Zoetrope

A zoetrope is a device that produces the illusion of motion from a rapid succession of static pictures. The term zoetrope is from the Greek words ζωή (zoē), meaning “alive, active”, and τροπή (tropē), meaning “turn”, with “zoetrope” taken to … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Illusion

Jigsaw Illusion

This jigsaw includes pieces of lots of different animals, but one stands out more than all the others. To see it you will need to stand well back from the monitor. We understand that the original artwork was produced by … Continue reading

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Adolescence

Adolescence - Salvador Dali

This painting, Adolescence, by Salvador Dali features the young Dalí with his beloved nurse, Lucia. Her head and back are also the nose and mouth that, combined with the eyes in the hills, complete the paranoiac-critical face. The face might … Continue reading

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Perspective Illusion

What is going on here? Click on the picture to find the answer.

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