Fabio Giampietro's 'Vertigo' Convinces You That You're Falling

 - May 28, 2013
References: fabiogiampietro & mymodernmet
Using paint to simulate dizzying heights, Fabio Giampietro created a series of paintings called 'Vertigo.' Each of the paintings warp your perspective from the top of a skyscraper in a large metropolis. The pictures makes sure that you can see your fate upon falling by highlighting the little slabs of concrete at the bottom. Combined with the drab color pallet of the paintings, all of these factors contribute to a sense of vertigo when looking at the art.

From the viewer's perspective, Giampietro's paintings warps away to increase the feeling that you're free-falling. In addition, vertical lines extending from the ground of the painting augments the sense that you're in danger. Giampietro goes a step further and adds little ant-sized people to populate the streets in order to give his paintings a final touch of realism.