Sirlaugh’s Blog

March 26, 2009

Optical Illusions

Filed under: Uncategorized — sirlaugh @ 12:49 am

Believe it or not, square A and B are actually the same color!

A lot of people find it hard to believe, but if you open the picture in Photoshop and measure the color values, you will see that it’s true…


(image credit: Rebas)

The next one is rather less known, and also very weird:
Click here to see this illusion…

Fake 3D Perspectives

Mirror Illusions: This drawing seems to be a (more or less) normal depiction of a shipwreck on an island, but if you put a cylindrical mirror in a certain place, you’ll see Jules Verne portrait… (more of these here)

Impossible 3D Sculptures

These are specially designed shapes, which morph into an impossible structure when seen at a particular viewing angle (Courtesy Impossible World)

Pavement and other urban art

Such 3D illusions are fast becoming the feature of an urban landscape; the following are only a few examples: (courtesy J. Beever)

Anamorphic illusions drawn in a special distortion in order to create an impression of 3 dimensions when seen from one particular viewpoint.


(images credit: J. Beever)

Sometimes it gets even scarier, as this “floorless” elevator testifies. Of course, it ‘s also a trick painting on the floor…

or you can see such confusing stuff on a highway:

It’s not what it seems…

It’s easy to see why these paintings are quite unique. (Guido Daniele is the artist who makes these, and more)


(images credit: Guido Daniele)

And finally, these are not illusions, but mind-bending “reality” nevertheless 🙂

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