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32 Optical Illusion Artworks

From Mystical Creature Illusions to llusory 3D Artwork

— May 3, 2013 — Tech
Looking at art that has the ability to twist your mind and your senses is one of the simple joys of being a human; these optical illusion artworks are skillfully created to make you question your reality.

Optical illusion artworks can be created in many different ways. The idea is that whatever the artist creates is perceived by the viewer as something that it is not. Creations that alter our sense of certainty are awe-inspiring and unique.

Artists create these mind-altering creations using a variety of complex and sometimes secretive techniques. From paintings that seem obnoxiously oversized to stationary sculptures that appear to be swirling, there is really no limit to the possibilities of optical illusion artworks.

Whether you enjoy being confused by the tricks optical illusion artworks play on your mind, or if you get scared by the thought of an alternate universe, you have to admit that these creations are made by talented individuals.
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Swirling Water Optical IIllusions
Swirling Water Optical IIllusions
This Clever Experiment by Brusspup Uses Vibrations and Cameras
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International Leap Captures
International Leap Captures
Zompi by Gabriele Galimberti is Shot in Over 50 Different Countries
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Plane-Breathing Airline Ads
Plane-Breathing Airline Ads
This Airline Commercial for Wideroe Features a Grandpa
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Artist-Trampling Elephants
Artist-Trampling Elephants
This Surreal Sculpture Features an Elephant Standing on Fabien Mér
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Neon Vortex Reflectors
Neon Vortex Reflectors
These Orbital Mirrors by Marcus Tremonto Embraces Sci-Fi Design Principles
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Hypnotic Hanging Timepieces
Hypnotic Hanging Timepieces
The Eclipse Clock Evolves by the Hour for an Ever-Changing Illusion
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Digit-Created Depictions
Digit-Created Depictions
The 'Fingerings' Series by Judith Ann Braun Uses Fingertips to Paint
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Optical Illusion Exhibits
Optical Illusion Exhibits
The Frank Stella ‘Connections’ Collection Displays Deconstruction
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Double-Eyed Cat Campaigns
Double-Eyed Cat Campaigns
The Pet Show Pet Food Ads by Hermandad are Dizzying
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Dew Drop-Inspired Lighting
Dew Drop-Inspired Lighting
Lake is a Modern Wall Lamp Design That Diffuses Light From Within
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Rainbow Illusion Art
Rainbow Illusion Art
The Deconstructing Ways Project Takes Streets Apart to Create New Ones
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Incredible Illusionist Art
Incredible Illusionist Art
Jonty Hurwitz Defines His Own Dimensions in His Illusion Art
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Optical Illusion Museums
Optical Illusion Museums
The Michael Powell & Jürgen Horn Photograph Series is Surreal
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Geometric Illusion Menswear
Geometric Illusion Menswear
The Marcos Paulo Piccoli 'Geometric Desert' is Mind-Boggling
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Camouflaged Couture Captures
Camouflaged Couture Captures
The Masha Reva 'Merging' Collection is Flamboyantly Concealed
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Illusory 3D Artwork
Illusory 3D Artwork
Linda Besemer Creates Wall Art that will Take You for a Ride
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Visual Trickery Wallpaper
Visual Trickery Wallpaper
These Designs by Lago Are the Ultimate in Contemporary Wallpaper
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Seemingly Huge Stiletto Sculptures
Seemingly Huge Stiletto Sculptures
These Colossal Shoe Design Art Installations are Deceptive
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Bold Bowling Hat Interiors
Bold Bowling Hat Interiors
The Portago Urban Hotel by ILMIODESIGN Features a British Inspiration
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Trippy Toon Tapestries
Trippy Toon Tapestries
The Irene Alvarez 'Turn Me Op' Art Show is Bold and Dynamic
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Optical Illusion Cityscapes
Optical Illusion Cityscapes
Josh Raymond Creates a Perplexing Perspective Drawing Series
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Splashing Stainless Steel Sculptures
Splashing Stainless Steel Sculptures
Johnson Tsang Creates Artistic Optical Illusion Sculptures
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Suspended Geometric Sculptures
Suspended Geometric Sculptures
Teo “Moneyless” Pirisi Uses String to Create Delicate A
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Pixelated Movie Montages
Pixelated Movie Montages
Final Score Illusion Art Covers 'Twilight,' 'Shrek' and 'Toy Story'
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Optical Illusion Architecture
Optical Illusion Architecture
This Solar Powered Home Attempts to Trick the Eye
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Optical Illusion Packaging
Optical Illusion Packaging
The Cafe Brasileiro Java Wrapper is Visually Arresting
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Optical Illusion Art
Optical Illusion Art
Felice Varini Projects Floating Architectural Art
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Mystical Creature Illusionist Drawings
Mystical Creature Illusionist Drawings
Artist Ramon Bruins Creates Optical Illusional Artwork
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Inverted Illusion Art
Inverted Illusion Art
The Anish Kapoor 'Sky Mirror' Will Turn Your Frown Upside-Down
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Continually Spiraling Staircases
Continually Spiraling Staircases
The Olafur Eliasson Infinite Staircase is Full of Twists and Turn
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Optical Illusion Lip Art
Optical Illusion Lip Art
Sandra Holmbom Creates a Very Eerie Lip Makeup Art Piece
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Optical Illusion Walk-Throughs
Optical Illusion Walk-Throughs
The Trillusion Installation by Boris Banozic is Visually Intriguing
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