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Optical Illusion House

I’d love to play in a house filled with balloons, but this is not it. Artist Ciaran Brennan painted this house so that from the right angle, it looks like there are gaping holes with balloons pouring out of them: Painting on the house for real this time, painted this optical illusion for a party we [...]

Face of Paris Optical Illusion

I found this delightful "Face of Paris" optical illusion over at Mighty Optical Illusion. Does anyone know its origin?

Optical Illusion Art by Oleg Shuplyak

What do you see? A shepherd sleeping by the tree, with two nearby houses? Or do you see something else? Check out more of Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak’s optical illusion paintings over at Mighty Optical Illusions: Link [...]

Minimalist Disney Movie Posters

Liverpool artist Rowan Stocks-Moore created a series of beautiful posters of classic Disney movies, most with some kind of optical illusion included. See ten of them at TQS magazine. Link -via Metafilter

An Accidental Optical Illusion

This woman appears to be floating above the sand, Star Wars skiff style, an optical illusion caused by the shadow of a flag. For her next trick, she will make a day at the beach super boring with the power of  her speech! Link –via BuzzFeed

Checkers Optical Illusion Video

Checkers Optical Illusion on YouTube Using shadows to create an optical illusion, the video demonstrates how our brain compares and contrasts shadows. As explained by MIT: Just measuring the light coming from a surface (the luminance) is not enough: a cast shadow will dim a surface, so that a white surface in shadow may be reflecting less [...]

Rainbow Art by Stark

Photo Credit: Jen Stark By now, most devout artistic-leaning internet surfers and of course, Neatoramans have seen Jen Stark’s amazing 3D paper sculptures which consists of hundreds of sheets of paper meticulously cut away. Her latest art show displays a series of wooden dowels that have been colored to create an optical illusion. Depending on your [...]

Optical Illusion Tattoos

What better way to comemmorate your love of optical illusions than to get it tattooed on your back? Our own Jill Harness wrote the definitive Top 10 Optical Illusion Tattoos over at Mighty Optical Illusions blog: Link – via Rue The Day

Big Man on the Bridge

I know you are familiar with this picture of workers on the Brooklyn Bridge, taken in 1914 by Eugene de Salignac for the city of New York. But wait… why is the guy on the right so much bigger than the others? He’s not. Rob at the What Is It? Blog altered the picture to [...]

The Physics of the Curveball

Why is a curveball so hard to hit? Some say it presents an optical illusion to the batter. Others say it really does curve. Lyman Briggs of the National Bureau of Standards aimed to settle the matter. This was a period when the question of whether the curve ball actually curved was hotly debated. Among the [...]