Earlier I posted Masters of Deception with images of art that aims to alter our perspective of space and the objects occupying it. Below are more images aimed to alter perspective. Let’s start with some older works of art. If you want to see more, the Illusion Art Museum is full of great photos organized by artist. One of their links takes you to the Hall of Illusions.
Andrea Pozzo, Vault in the Nave of the Church of Saint Ignazio, Rome, 1691-1694
You’ve probably seen variations on these next two images.
Anonymous, Hidden Faces and Goblet, 1880
Edgar Rubin, Hidden Faces and Goblet, 1915
Here are two more that may seem familiar.
Charles E. Gilbert, All is Vanity, ca. 1920
Edwund Boring, You see my Wife, and Mother-in-Law, 1941
Let’s take a look at some sculptures by Shigeo Fukuda.
Shigeo Fukuda, Bonjour, Mademoiselle, 1982
Shigeo Fukuda, Lunch with a Helmut On, 1987
This next guy is one of my favorites – I especially like that his drawings are freehand with felt-tip ink on paper.
Oscar Reutersvard, Criss-Cross Paradox colored felt-tip pen drawing, undated
Oscar Reutersvard, Endless Meanderings colored felt-tip pen drawing, undated
Next are some more modern works of art, ranging from paintings to metal work to digital graphics.
Akiyoshi Kitaoka, Rabbits digital art, 2003
Ken Knowlton, Spools of Thread, 2001
Jos de mey, Two Individuals Take the Long Way Around an Aqueduct, 1990
Salvador Dali, Mathew colored lithograph with cylinder, 1974
Guido Moretti, Cube to Non-Cube, 1997
Guido Moretti, Impossible Pillars to Impossible Blocks, 2000
Mathieu Hamaekers, Geometrical Love, 1989
Mathieu Hamaekers, Impossible Diamond, 1984
Octavio Ocampo, Visions of Quixote, oil on canvas, 1989
Rob Gonsalves, Unfinished Puzzle, acrylic on canvas, 1991