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By on April 18, 2010, with 19 Comments

Few weeks ago Stephen Wulfson sent me an email referring to an interesting artist, whose name is Paul Pacotto. This email stayed on my disk for long time before I remembered I have it, and decided to share it with our faithful audience. Stephen attached some of the photos he took in the Negresco Hotel shop in Nice, France. As I understood, Paul Pacotto’s art mainly consists of simple objects whose shadow resembles a lady’s shadow.

If you look at your right, you can see one such example, where a rose on a stem turns into the shadow of a young beautiful woman. You can get a better view, and some more examples in the second photo below.

BTW, just to inform you, we’ve had some serious Internet connection issues yesterday, and this is the sole reason you weren’t given a fresh optical illusion yesterday. I feel somehow embarrassed as this happened only few days after I gave my pledge. Don’t worry, as I’ve already promised, I’m giving my best to lower the illusion-less days down to zero… Enjoy today’s post!

  • Jason

    That extremely interesting and involves a very different perspective of very common items.

    I can only imagine looking at an object in a way that makes me view the shadow as a woman’s form.

  • edthedish

    COOL…..

  • Awsome Anonymous

    Awaome this is one of your better illusions but this i think falls more under the interesting pictures than an illusion.
    My definition of an illusion is a picture that doesnt make sense or looks like one thing but when you look at it in a different way it looks different

  • anonymous

    i like the one at the bottom left corner of the second photo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Haviland/100000657164709 Richard Haviland

    somewhat erotic. very nice, very nice indeed.

  • gennia11

    wow! i get how dey did it! it doesnt matter about wat the object look like! it matters about the shape of da shadow. i cud use a decorative spoon and the shadow wud luk lyk a dog. or a rose and have da shadow luk similar 2 a house! imma try dat! wooooooooooooooooooooooooooop im excited!

  • Cathleen

    that’s pretty interesting. Just think about it. Someone actually seen these shadows in random objects.
    I found this optical illusion on google images. I thought it was pretty cool. It is hard to see both pictures once you see through the illusion. I pasted the url here for you to use if you want to.
    http://thingsicareabout.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/crazy_optical_illusions_old.jpg

  • David W Lindsay

    Are those real shadows?

  • Jess

    brilliant illusion, its beautiful

    • Tyyla babbee

      yeehz really beautiful!!! but its kind of ugly and not that great ppl… yooh ppl have no taste in art, I’m in art class at high skool and I’m in yr 8!!!!! my work is better than that….I mean come on ppl!!!!

  • Narnia

    I like the rose one best, because the actual flower looks like a nice hair pin on the shadow!

  • Dallas Lavis

    mad

  • Dallas Lavis

    third

  • Dallas Lavis

    who ever likes my picture say I

    • Veggies

      How did u get a picture? And I.

  • http://terra-wah.deviantart.com/ Terra

    I love these kinds of illusions! At first I thought the rose was a toothbrush, somehow. Maybe that’s another illusion, haha!

    I’d love to see something like these in real life. It’s seems like something galleries and stuff would like to have, but no, apparently. Maybe there’s not enough artists making them.

  • Care Bear

    ’tis but a foreshadow of greater things to come. Thank you, V.

  • taylor dawn

    this is absolutly wonderful!!! it definiatly sets a mood!!!

  • Alan

    an erroneous mental representation

    something many people believe that is false; “they have the illusion that I am very wealthy”

    delusion: the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas

    magic trick: an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

    I grow weary of people thinking that they know more about what exactly constitutes an “illusion” so here is the DEFINITON(s).

    All that aside. thise is a very quiet beauty of an illusion.

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