Illusion Art

Many artists over the years have based some of their works on optical illusions, M.C. Escher being of particular influence to many of them. In this section we feature a selection of examples for you to view, each of the pieces here incorporate illusions in some manner.

Octavio Ocampo Jesus Crucifixion illusion thumbCategory: Illusion Art
Octavio Ocampo Jesus Crucifixion illusion
Added: March 12, 2013 | 1 comment
Here we have another piece of artwork painted by the well known artist Octavio Ocampo which he has called "Calvary". As you can see this powerful painting depicts the Crucifixion of Jesus but there ar...

Zoo animals face thumbCategory: Illusion Art
Zoo animals face
Added: March 10, 2013 | 0 comments
In this optical illusion you can see how the picture has been made up to resemble the face of a man by cleverly using images of a number of different zoo animals. I believe there are twenty eight to t...

Oleg Shuplyak hidden face illusion thumbCategory: Illusion Art
Oleg Shuplyak hidden face illusion
Added: February 9, 2013 | 1 comment
Here we have another beautiful oil painting by the very talented Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak. In this picture he has painted a country scene of a little boy sitting beside some lambs in a field wit...

Landscape and hidden faces illusion thumbCategory: Illusion Art
Landscape and hidden faces illusion
Added: February 5, 2013 | 6 comments
The landscape scene in this picture is relaxing to look at. In this image you can see a number of different things including two horses and a rider, also some trees and some rocks. It all looks very p...

Hidden animals and faces art illusion thumbCategory: Illusion Art
Hidden animals and faces art illusion
Added: January 30, 2013 | 2 comments
This is an 1872 coloured print created by Currier and Ives entitled "The Puzzled Fox". In this picture there are a number of hidden animals, birds, and men's and women's faces. How many can you see?...

Hidden bird art illusion thumbCategory: Illusion Art
Hidden bird art illusion
Added: January 24, 2013 | 2 comments
This is an oil painting by the very talented Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak. As with all his paintings he uses hidden images to turn his beautiful artwork into mind-blowing optical illusions. This rem...

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Horses Illusion
Added: September 12, 2009 | 39 comments
How easy is it to lose a horse ? This painting by talented artist Bev Doolittle features a number of pinto horses that are the same colour as their background. While it doesn't represent the level of ...

The Passion Today thumbCategory: Illusion Art
The Passion Today
Added: May 26, 2009 | 28 comments
This remarkable piece by artist Octavio Ocampo illustrates Jesus carrying the cross with Roman soldiers and other figures in the background. The most incredible aspect of this picture is that the comb...

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Profiles
Added: May 26, 2009 | 54 comments
Artist Octavio Ocampo created this piece of artwork of scenery comprised entirely out of face profiles. Can you work out how many different faces there are in this picture overall ? Keep a close eye o...

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Family of the General
Added: May 26, 2009 | 10 comments
This popular piece of work from artist Octavio Ocampo is as much a puzzle as it is an illusion. The piece centers around two people in an archway, the combination of which creates the image of a male'...

Solo para Siempre thumbCategory: Illusion Art
Solo para Siempre
Added: May 26, 2009 | 13 comments
This amazing piece of illusion artwork from artist Octavio Ocampo is called "Forever Always" in English. The main subjects of the picture are an old couple gazing across at one another, however if you...

Don Quixote Faces thumbCategory: Illusion Art
Don Quixote Faces
Added: May 25, 2009 | 43 comments
This picture was inspired by the story of Don Quixote, a knight and his companion Sancho Panza who ride around the Spanish countryside. There are many different faces hidden in the image, some more ob...

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