What You Think You Are Looking At Is Not Actually There At All

20 Jul 2014 Art
What You Think You Are Looking At Is Not Actually There At All

Felice Varini perfects the art of large scale optical illusion. His perspective-localized paintings create the illusions of three-dimensional shapes floating in space...but they're actually just graphics painted on to the walls and structures that they seem to be floating against. His technique is one of anamorphosis, a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image.

Anamorphis sounds complicated, but it's best illustrated by Varini's work:

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