Patrick Hughes is an acclaimed British artist who was born in Birmingham, but now works in London. He aspired to create a name for himself in his field, which he did when he invented the optical illusion reverspective. Reverspective is an illusion designed on a three dimensional surface where the farthest parts of the picture are actually the nearest.
Life before the Reverspective Optical Illusion
Hughes became an independent much later on in life. Before he created his reputation as the man behind the reverspective optical illusion, he taught students in Leeds College of Art. Since he wanted to play a more active role in the art industry, he quit teaching to become a full time independent artist.
Image source Photo Extremist - Animation by Optical Spy
Here is another one of the those 'different shades' optical illusions. Can you tell the difference between two shades when the black bar covers the join?
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Lui Bolin is an artist that takes pride in his work, and can often be seen fighting for the rights of Chinese artists in China. He depicted his disdain for the lack of recognition artists receive from the government of China after the destruction of the artist village Suo Jia Cun in Beijing. He expressed his anger and sadness towards the demolition of the village by painting himself into the scenes.
For artists in China, he has become the voice, and he uses his status to address several different social issues associated with China’s economic development. Through his artwork, he has established himself as a tough opponent for the Chinese government. His legacy as an accomplished artist continues, but it is important to know how and where it all started. More here on the Spy Blog..
Stare at the countdown until the beautiful lady finally appears.
Original image source unknown - Animation by Optical Spy
Original Image source unknown - Animation by Optical spy
When the pattern stops rotating is it still moving or not?
Street artist Replete produced this great picture of a jet fighter by painting on different layers of plastic wrap which are stretched across the space about 10m apart. The bombs are anomorphically drawn on the floor.
Credit - Michael Pickard: “The Day it Rained on Lowry”. VisuallyDirectedDesign.com (UK)
In Lowry's Returning from Work, we see the industrial landscape and 'matchstick' figures typical of the artist, with bent figures appearing immobilised and struck down in the art of fixation.
However, this illusion changes all that as the figures seemingly start to shuffle along!
In reality, the characters are moving backwards and forwards and only seem to shuffle because a perceptual bias has been created that favours seeing the small forward movement. This appears much larger to the viewer who, in a way similar to how we navigate through crowds using just passing glances, unconsciously extrapolates the movement forward.
The star in this animation does not change color at any time.
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