Throughout art history, artists have played with optical illusions to trick the viewers' eyes with mind-bending complex compositions. Self-taught artist Sergi Cadenas takes a unique and thoroughly modern approach to this age-old tradition by creating paintings that contain dual images; they transform as you move from one side of the piece to the other.
Frost makes grass crunchy and signals that winter is on its way.
Many talented artists gravitate towards makeup for its power to temporarily transform the body into incredible illusions.
Like many artists, Dain Yoon enjoys working with paint. But it’s not a canvas that she puts pigment to—it's her own body. Using an extensive palette of paints and brushes, she applies the pigment to her skin and transforms herself into amazing optical illusions. Her creations go beyond fooling the eye, and they're convincing enough to make you believe that she is now what she has painted.
Optical illusions give fascinating insight into how our brains work.
Another incredible optical illusion is taking the internet by storm.
Outside the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the street undulates with rippling lines and geometric forms. Its surface is covered by an immersive mural appropriately named Moving Dunes. This morphing installation is the work of Montreal-based architecture firm NÓS, which was founded by Gil Hardy and Charles Laurence Proulx in 2016.
A meme is what inspired makeup artist Mimi Choi to paint one of her mind-bending masterpieces on skin.
Over the past few months, many of our homes have shifted, somewhat reluctantly, into our office space, school, lounge area,...
In the center of Seoul's version of Times Square, a giant wave appears as though it could crash down upon the masses at any minute. But what's actually happening is an incredible anamorphic illusion by South Korean digital design firm d'strict. By merging art and technology, they're expertly creating an immersive and entertaining experience.
French street artist Braga Last One transformed a mundane gas tank into a visual feast using just spray paint.
With his new mural series, Undertones, Hawaiian street artist Sean Yoro combines monochrome hands and torsos with illusionistic strokes of...