Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Illusions

I received this postcard yesterday (a postcrossing card sent from Belarus). It didn’t really strike me as great art at first. But then I did not really see ‘the whole picture’ - even though it was all there. Not until I googled the name of the artist (Oleg Shuplyak) for more pictures, and got a clue what to look for.

Now I’m curious… Did you see “it” at first glance?
And did a second glance make any difference?

If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, perhaps this website will do the trick for you (as it did for me):

http://webneel.com/oleg-shuplyak-illusion-painting

7 comments:

  1. i don't see the illusion in this one, but i did go to the other site and see what he does and i still don't see it. i am not good at things like this, seeing them i mean

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  2. I did not need to follow the link to the website; the "other picture" was quite obvious to me. The style of the drawing/painting is so NOT my thing that I am not surprised at your first reaction.

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    1. The website shows several more of his paintings, some of which I found more to my liking than this one, Meike. Not in the sense that I'd love to have them on my wall and looking at them all the time - but in the way of recognizing some of them as quite clever, and definitely leaving me with impressions to think about. When looking at the website I found that I saw the faces better in the small pictures. I can imagine that when seeing the pictures hung in an exhibition hall, it would be interesting to go back and forth and check at what distance you see what...

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  3. What interesting paintings....I enjoyed looking through the website.
    You are receiving lots of cards that are providing learning lessons for all of us.....thanks.

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  4. I really like what he does. Thank you for posting this.

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  5. For me the illusion only worked once I stood up and made some steps back from my monitor. Great effect I must say. And that site has some real gems!

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