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Shadows and Mirrors

A selection of illusions based around reflections in mirrors and shadows being cast. Some artists such as Shigeo Fukuda have made a name for themselves producing pieces that appear abstract but that cast the shadows of recognisable objects.

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Shadow woman illusion
Added: February 11, 2013 | 6 comments
There are a number of different objects in this optical illusion including a table, a pair of shoes, a folding deck chair and a bottle of wine. All these items have been strategically put in place so ...

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Cat with wolf shadow
Added: February 6, 2013 | 1 comment
This funny optical illusion picture was taken outside of a cat sitting quietly on concrete in the sun. However instead of casting a shadow of a cat which is what you would expect to see in this image,...

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Shadow Street
Added: June 9, 2009 | 20 comments
This one is quite confusing, what part of this picture consists of shadows and which of solid figures ? If you aren't sure, try looking at it upside-down....

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Lunch With A Helmet On
Added: June 9, 2009 | 29 comments
Another illusion from Shigeo Fukuda, in this one he's welded together 848 knives, forks and spoons to produce an object the shadow cast from which forms the perfect shape of a motorcycle on the ground...

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Shadow Couple
Added: June 9, 2009 | 17 comments
This piece of art by Tim Noble and Sue Webster is little more than a pile of garbage but amazingly the shadow cast on the back wall from the trash shows the image of a couple relaxing with a cigarette...

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Mirror Carrying
Added: June 9, 2009 | 21 comments
Here's a simple illusion achieved with the use of a mirror, this man is carrying the mirror on his shoulder with the reflective side outward thus achieving the illusion that he has no head....

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Piano Mirror Illusion
Added: May 25, 2009 | 22 comments
This impressive illusion by Shigeo Fukuda is sure to boggle the mind. On the right we can see a strange structure made out of various piano parts and shapes, yet when viewed in the mirror on the left ...

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