Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Seeing things differently...

Looks are sometimes deceiving - what's right in front of us can be very different from what we assume we are experiencing.

"At first glance, there’s nothing spectacular at all about these images– one might assume that a lazy graphic designer simply overlaid some colors and shapes on top of a standard photos. Look again, because these are NOT computer-edited, but rather PAINTED shapes and colors that span entire walls, floors, ceilings, and even entire buildings, and only by standing at the perfect angle do the pieces come together to create those deceptively minimalistic shapes. These amazing pieces are painted by Swiss artist Felice Varini, who spent the last 30 years perfecting his work on large-scale anamorphic illusions like the ones below. Once you fully realize how far and long he must have to paint in order to create the illusion of flatness, each piece becomes a visual treasure that you want to revisit over and over again, just to marvel at the precision and planning."

The above painting seen from other angles:
 http://www.jeanniejeannie.com/2012/04/04/anamorphic-illusions-enormous-paintings-that-deceive-the-eye/