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Black chair illusion
Category: Double Meanings | Added: March 8, 2013

Here we have a picture of a black chair, the type you would find belonging to a set of furniture to match the dining room table. When you first look at this chair you will probably think you are seeing it from the front. However if you focus your attention more on the vertical bars running down the back of it, it gives the illusion that you are looking at the chair from the back. So which way do you think this chair is really facing?

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Comments (15)

Posted by Matthew on May 10, 2018

Gwen is right. The shadow gives it away.
Posted by briteiyes on March 7, 2016

First impression was the chair was frontal - but i continued to look at it to determine how it could look from the back. After a few seconds before my eyes - the chair appeared to be from the back. There's a valuable lesson in this illustration. 1. Your eye can and will deceived you. 2. What you see is not always what you get. 3. And, lastly -- so much for "Eye Witnesses" -- or " I saw it with my own eyes. I was surprised after looking at the illustration how the "back of the chair suddenly appeared. But -- I did have to look closely - Really a valuable lesson about making SNAP JUDGEMENTS
Posted by MFS Crafty on December 16, 2015

Your seeing it at the back because if its a the front it would have 4 legs facing the front right but the shadows go with the bars on the chair so the answer is the back not front if it is at the front there would be shadows coming from the sides i think but i see it as the abck i saw this in school so thats my opinion.
Posted by madhu on May 21, 2015

Front look.
Posted by Ani on February 10, 2015

the pic is from front. As the lines of back part of the chair reflect on the sitting place and break a bit. those lines make an illusion that we see it from back, but really it's front.
Posted by 3 on November 19, 2014

there are three ways you can make this look: Front Back and Bottom Back
Posted by bob on October 24, 2014

the chair is definately photographed from the front, as an artist I have to squint just to pretend to see it from the back because the reflection isn't anywhere near perfect enough. The perspective appears off for the back view, but the reflection gives it away. The reason the reflection gives it away - it blurrs towards its extreme and the angle of the reflection is off by a few degrees.
Posted by Abueng Paulo on August 5, 2014

the reflectionz blows it off....
Posted by a vacuum on July 13, 2014

i think its really a pic from the front cause the shadow ya this one was ok kinda iffy
Posted by not a computer on March 31, 2014

I c the illusion but its from the front though, u can clearly c the reflection. still very cool though
Posted by JAKE on January 28, 2014

Posted by Gwen on July 24, 2013

The shadow gives it away.
Posted by ivan on July 23, 2013

Your facing the front because if it was from the back, from right to left the back of the chair would be going down and the left foot would be smaller
Posted by maria on July 11, 2013

this is awesome!
Posted by sydney jacobs on June 19, 2013

illisions make your head sore.