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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

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

Anonymous, Hidden Faces and Goblet, 1880

Edgar Rubin, Hidden Faces and Goblet, 1915

Edgar Rubin, Hidden Faces and Goblet, 1915

Here are two more that may seem familiar.

Charles E. Gilbert, All is Vanity, ca. 1920

Charles E. Gilbert, All is Vanity, ca. 1920

Edwund Boring, You see my Wife, and Mother-in-Law, 1941

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, Bonjour, Mademoiselle, 1982

Shigeo Fukuda, Lunch with a Helmut On, 1987

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, Criss-Cross Paradox colored felt-tip pen drawing, undated

Oscar Reutersvard, Endless Meanderings 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

Akiyoshi Kitaoka, Rabbits digital art, 2003

Ken Knowlton, Spools of Thread, 2001

Ken Knowlton, Spools of Thread, 2001

Jos de mey, Two Individuals Take the Long Way Around an Aqueduct, 1990

Jos de mey, Two Individuals Take the Long Way Around an Aqueduct, 1990

Salvador Dali, Mathew colored lithograph with cylinder, 1974

Salvador Dali, Mathew colored lithograph with cylinder, 1974

Guido Moretti, Cube to Non-Cube, 1997

Guido Moretti, Cube to Non-Cube, 1997

Guido Moretti, Impossible Pillars to Impossible Blocks, 2000

Guido Moretti, Impossible Pillars to Impossible Blocks, 2000

Mathieu Hamaekers, Geometrical Love, 1989

Mathieu Hamaekers, Geometrical Love, 1989

Mathieu Hamaekers, Impossible Diamond, 1984

Mathieu Hamaekers, Impossible Diamond, 1984

Octavio Ocampo, Visions of Quixote, oil on canvas, 1989

Octavio Ocampo, Visions of Quixote, oil on canvas, 1989

Rob Gonsalves, Unfinished Puzzle, acrylic on canvas, 1991

Rob Gonsalves, Unfinished Puzzle, acrylic on canvas, 1991

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