Posts Tagged ‘optical illusion’

23 Stunning Anamorphic Artworks That Can Only Be Seen With A Mirror Cylinder

August 26th, 2014 by Julija | No Comments | Filed in Design

A year ago, we wrote about Jonty Hurwitz and his amazing anamorphic art that can only be seen in the reflection of a mirrored cylinder. Although the technique was created in the late Renaissance (16th century), artist like Jonty and István Orosz made it popular again. We’ve begun to see more and more of this type of art so we thought it’s about time to look at some of the best examples.

What’s interesting about these anamorphic pieces is that most of them look like rubbish without a mirror cylinder. Some of them are so distorted that you can only guess at what the reflected image will reveal. You could probably even use this technique to pass a message on to a fellow secret agent.

Hurwitz says he creates his art by scanning a three-dimensional object and then using special software to come up with new physical forms, but each artist has their own technique. Get ready to be amazed!

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Created by Lisa Mallinson (left) István Orosz (right)

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Created by William Kentridge (left) István Orosz (right)

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Created by Jonty Hurwitz 

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Created by István Orosz

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Created by Myrna Hoffman

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Created by Vera Bugatti

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Created by William Kentridge

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Created by István Orosz

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Created by István Orosz

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Created by Awtar Singh Virdi

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Created by William Kentridge

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Created by William Kentridge

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Created by István Orosz

23 Stunning Anamorphic Artworks That Can Only Be Seen With A Mirror Cylinder originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 26, 2014.

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25 Perfectly Timed Dog Pictures

August 20th, 2014 by Tomas | No Comments | Filed in Design

The internet is full of hilarious perfectly-timed photos – so many, in fact, that we figured we might be able to make an entire post solely out of hilarious perfectly-timed dog photos. Turns out we were right!

Perfectly-timed photos can be funny enough on their own, but they’re so much better when they’ve got a goofy-looking dog for an unwitting participant as well. If you’ve captured a silly dog photo of your own, share it with us below!

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25 Perfectly Timed Dog Pictures originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 20, 2014.

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New Realistic 3D Paintings by Keng Lye Painted With Acrylics In Layers Of Resin

August 18th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Talented Singaporean artist Keng Lye, whom we previously wrote about here, is back with more of his stunning fish and aquatic wildlife illusions.

Lye’s method is a brilliant bit of trickery. By pouring layers of crystal-clear synthetic resin and painting on it, he creates the illusion that what we’re actually looking at is a bowl with a fish or a turtle in it. The 3D illusion is completed by adding protrusions to make it look as though the turtle’s wet shell is poking out of the water. This time, he also gave one of his fish a sideways view as well. Can you tell the difference between his artwork and the real thing?

For more amazing 3D fish paintings, you should also check out Riusuke Fukahori’s amazing fish paintings.

More info: Flickr | Deviantart (h/t: colossal)

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New Realistic 3D Paintings by Keng Lye Painted With Acrylics In Layers Of Resin originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 18, 2014.

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This Mind-Bending Geometric Art Can Only Be Seen From A Certain Angle

August 4th, 2014 by Julija | No Comments | Filed in Design

World-renowned French artist Georges Rousse has a talent for creating perspective-based optical illusions. From just the right perspective, they look like strange, impossible geometric designs – from any other, they look like a mess.

Rousse’s pieces are so realistic that they seem to be Photoshopped and digitally altered, but in reality, everything is hand-painted. When each piece is finished, Rousse takes a single picture from the ‘perfect’ angle. Then viewers are challenged to understand how the architecture, colors and lines fit together. As an architectural photographer, he has an excellent eye for detail, which is critical in completing the illusion of these meticulous works.

We collected some of his works along with images showing each piece from a different angle so that you can truly see just how complicated his mind-bending art really is.

More info: georgesrousse.com

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This Mind-Bending Geometric Art Can Only Be Seen From A Certain Angle originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 4, 2014.

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These 25 Stunning Reflection Photos Will Turn Your World Upside Down

July 30th, 2014 by Lina | No Comments | Filed in Design

Reflection photography is a challenging and special sort of photography that requires a good grasp of angles and perspective and an ever-vigilant artist’s eye. These 25 photos are just a few examples of the amazing reflection photos that can be taken if you keep your eyes open.

Reflection photos can be hard to capture because they require you to think about your perspective differently. Instead of shooting a beautiful scene head-on just as you see it, you may have to change your perspective drastically or even shoot upside-down to be able to capture a good reflected photo. The rewards, however, can be wonderful – reflections can place images within images, or apply beautiful and artistic effects naturally – without Photoshop.

Inception In New York

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Milan Reflected In A Tuba

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Prague In A Wine Glass

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Chicago Reflected On Lake Michigan

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An Illuminated Bridge In Comacchio, Italy

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Surreal Self-Portrait With A Mirror Shard

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Street Lamp

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Skyscrapers

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Girl Peeks At Apple On Reflective Table

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Grand Palace Reflected On Table In Lille, France

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The World Upside Down

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La Defense Reflections in Paris

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Daily Life Reflections

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Reflected Skyline Of Doha, Qatar

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Reflection Of Faith

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Flowers Inside Waterdrops

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Scottish Landscape

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In Silence

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Colorful Reflected Houses

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Kiss

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Winter

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The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

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Flowers Reflected In Dewdrops

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Let It Rain

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These 25 Stunning Reflection Photos Will Turn Your World Upside Down originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 30, 2014.

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33 Pictures Taken At The Right Moment

July 29th, 2014 by Julija | No Comments | Filed in Design

We Bored Pandas are huge fans of perfectly timed photos that capture perfect (and usually funny or unexpected) moments that come and go with a blink of the eye. The internet is abound with images shared by people who have captured images at just the right moment or from just the right perspective, so we wanted to share some more of them with you.

Anyone with a smart phone, point-and-click camera, DSLR or any other sort of camera can potentially capture such a moment – whether it’s staged or spontaneous. If you’ve ever captured such a photo, share it with us below!

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33 Pictures Taken At The Right Moment originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 29, 2014.

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Letters Leap Off The Page In 3D Calligraphy By Tolga Girgin

July 23rd, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Although calligraphy is an ancient art form, it will probably remain relevant for as long as humans continue to communicate with written language. This 3D calligraphy art by Tolga Girgin, an electrical engineer and graphic designer in Turkey, is an excellent example of how this ancient art continues to evolve even today.

Girgin’s graceful letters seem to peel or tear off of the page owing to his skillful and clever shading. Their flowing forms and bright coloration serve to make them even more eye-catching.

More info: Behance | Instagram (h/t: colossal)

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Letters Leap Off The Page In 3D Calligraphy By Tolga Girgin originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 23, 2014.

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Incredible Body Paintings By Gesine Marwedel Transform People Into Animals And Organs

July 18th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Gesine Marwedel is a brilliant body painting artist based in Germany who creates both beautiful and terrifying pieces of art right on the models who serve as her living canvases.

Marwedel is a master of painting on and with the human form – she can either emphasize it to work with her painting, or eliminate it to let her painting shine through. In both cases, she creates beautiful art that melds together with the people it’s painted on.

These aren’t just pretty pictures – Marwedel also believes in the therapeutic qualities of art. She has even published a book exploring how body painting can be used as therapy.

More info: gesine-marwedel.de | Facebook

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Incredible Body Paintings By Gesine Marwedel Transform People Into Animals And Organs originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 18, 2014.

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Everyday Objects Turned Into Clever Images By Dudi Ben Simon

July 14th, 2014 by Julija | No Comments | Filed in Design

A while ago we wrote about an Australian designer who turns everyday objects into playful images, and now we would like to introduce you to Dudi Ben Simon, a creative director from Tel Aviv, who does something similar. Dudi creates fun optical illusions by cleverly blending two unrelated objects into one visually recognizable piece:

“Since studying history of art at school I was fascinated with what can be made by using objects and daily pieces when they are disconnected from their original use,” he explains on Instagram.

The idea started with a picture of bowls looking like a sleeve: “while sitting on the couch, I saw a pile of bowls on the counter; it looked to me like a sleeve, the next day I took a picture of it”, says Dudi.

More info: Instagram (h/t: lustik)

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Everyday Objects Turned Into Clever Images By Dudi Ben Simon originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 14, 2014.

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Mind-Bending Illusion Makes A Pile Of Trash Look Like A Portrait

July 8th, 2014 by Skirmant? | No Comments | Filed in Design

What may look like a portrait of a man at first glance, is actually a pile of trash precisely put together to deceive the viewer.

Bernard Pras is the artist who used forced perspective to create this impressive optical illusion. The portrait made out of everyday objects depicts Ferdinand Cheval, a French postman, who’s well-known for spending 33 years building Le Palais Idéal in France.

The longer you follow the camera man in the video, the more this installation looks perplexing.

h/t:  imgur

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Mind-Bending Illusion Makes A Pile Of Trash Look Like A Portrait originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 8, 2014.

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