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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Optical Illusion Art

Even though it may seem like this has got little to nothing to do with crafts, hobbies or art, I tend to differ. Take this painting below for instance; it is a work of art by the Mexican painter Octavio Ocampo.

At first glance you see an old couple sitting in a room and looking at each other. Take a closer look: how many hidden images can you see?

To give you a pointer: the faces of this old couple are actual figures. I saw a few more, but haven't figured out yet how many hidden images there really are. I never got any further then five.

How about this one on the left? Don't read the word, but try to say the color of the word in which it is printed. To help you get started; the first word would be green.

What's wrong? Are you colorblind??? Grin. It is not an easy task to do, huh?

The reason why it is confusing is because the right side of your brain is the picture-side. It sees and recognizes the color and is trying to make you say it. In the mean time the left side of your brain, which is the word-side, is trying to make you say the real word as it is read.

It takes an extremely creative mind to come up with an optical illusion. When it is highly entertaining and people get a kick out of looking at it over and over again from different angles, then I would certainly call that an art!

See also:
Optical Illusion Art II
Optical Illusion Art III
Optical Illusion Art IV
Optical Illusion Art V
Optical Illusion Art VI
Optical Illusion Art VII
Optical Illusion Art VIII

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