A talk about Art

Hello, the purpose of this blog is to help bring to life a love of all art that is out there. Here you will find the masters to the most current artists out there. You will have a chance to learn a little about them and share your thoughts on their work. And along the way we will have some fun and questions and trivia about anything ART.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Art of Illusion

Optical illusions are the artist playing with your eyes and what you think you know.  While they are often the most intriguing art they are also the most difficult to create.  You need to be able to think of not only positive space, but what the shapes of the negative spaces look like and you need to figure out how to put the two together.

Here are a few examples that have been created by several different artists.

What do you think of these illusions?  Which one is your favorite and why?  Which one is the most intriguing or confusing?  Which one made you do a double take or question how it worked?

Do you have any ideas for a great optical illusion?  What would that look like?

32 comments:

  1. This art is so cool! I really like how he creates the optical illusions so perfectly in the pictures. My favorite one is painting of the ships fading into a bride.

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  2. The illusion are very good and cool. i like the ones with the kids and the bed. i Like it cause the bed keep going and becomes hills.My favorite is the one with guy with the bricks.

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  3. I love optical illusions. I think that they are so cool because they are so complex and confusing to the eye. The artist who made these is brilliant. They made the art look realistic and I love that. My favorite one is the skylight and building one. I like that at one angle it looks like just a sky and at the other it looks like buildings.

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  4. This art is really awesome, my favorite one is the one where the person is in the shallow water with the castle in the background. Whoever did this must've put a lot of effort into this. Also, this doesn't look very easy for me to do.

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  5. I think that optical illusions are very cool! They make you think and loom closer. I likes the second to last one because I thought that it was very pretty and it had a little bit of moon like effect. Which is something I really like.

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  7. I love this, it so cool. I love how when you first look at optical illusions it messes with you, making you see something at first and it is not what you think you saw. It makes your mind think at first, especially when you try to draw it. I love optical illusion art, making me love this even more.

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  8. I always have loved illusions myself and I think in this case they really created a whole new world. The almost real looking city scapes add to the feel of the art.

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  9. I like this. I like how this one is outside because a lot of artwork that I have seen has been about animals and things and this is real life experience so that makes it stand out. This is something that I would do.

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  10. i love optical illusions they are just too cool!! my personal favorite of these is the boats fading into a bridge

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  11. illusions are always cool. my favorite one is the ship one. the way they placed them makes them look so real. you can see both sides of it if you look for them. these are sweet.

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  12. i really like these pictures. they are really cool. im definitely a fan of illusion art.

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  13. This one is really cool. I like how it looks like i can put my hand in it even though it is a flat drawing. I would love to learn how to do this.

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  14. This a very cool/ unique form of art that I enjoy to see.

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  15. These are super cool! i love the detail and i wish i myself could do something like this! it looks amazing! Also it looks really time consuming and me being as impatient as i am, i don't think i could do this.

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  16. These are truly mind blowing. The details and precision it took to make these look like they are. Is crazy!

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  17. This kind of art is beyond my favorite. I love things that mess with my head a little bit and this defiantly does. I will forever be a fan of this kind of art.

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  18. Has a nice 3D affect and the illusion is good as well.

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  19. This is really cool I would definitely buy one if the were a good price. My favorite one is the first one it is very cool how in the distance the sail boat looks like the clouds and the ocean.

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  20. I think the sail boat in the ocean is the most confusing of them all. I have seen many pictures like this that people do on the streets in New York and stuff. They are very confusing. I think you have to have a really good eye to be able to paint those.

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  21. My favorite illusion is the sail boat and the bridge because it has the best transition into an illusion. The most confusing is the water around the house, id don't quite get it. This is all cool tho.

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  22. these look like an actual piture

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  23. My favorite picture is the one with the sail boats because it really catches my eye. The most confusing picture is the one with the books because it looks like they are tall buildings. The one that made look closely was the castle one. It looks like it is a reflection that is drawing with chalk.

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  24. Illusion creeps me out. These are cool. Creative as heck.

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  25. I wish i could do something like this because i think its super cool

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  26. This just blows my mind I mean like look at that its amazing. They turned one thing and make it look like another. I absolutely love these paintings.

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  27. I rhink that these illusions are very neat! I reall ylike the second one with the boat an d the bridge because I had to take a second glance but still was intrigues to look at it. The most confusing one that I thought was the bottom one. It looks like to me that there is a man putting something upon the ground, but it looks like mirrors. Is it to for people to see there reflection as theu are walking out?

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  28. Pretty sketchy and mind twisting thing we have here. i have no idea where or how to look at this

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  29. i like the pitcher with the ships they look like they are the artchies under a brig

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  30. I want to be able to draw these. The fact that these are sheets of paper dang near makes me poop in my pants. Its so cool how it uses distances to make it seem huge.

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  31. I really love this. How if you look at it long enough you'll see something else. I would love to do something like this.

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