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By on December 19, 2006, with 32 Comments

What you see here is the gallery of original surrealist oil paintings by the British Artist called Norman Parker. He has some amazing works, and you can see dozens of them if you jump inside this article. First one is the one I liked the best! How many faces can you find, that are hidden between those leaves? I specially liked the way Norman Parker camouflaged them and implemented them in this picture. As you may recall, we had some similar galleries up in the past. If you like surreal illusions, check Paul Parkus, David Dory, Steve Kreuscher, Pieter Brueghel the Elder… and you can find much more inside Escher category.



















  • Sean

    these pictures are cool

  • Anonymous

    Kool! First comment! These all rule. I like the first one!

    • Eddie Mburu

      This pictures are lovely, this is what art is all about!

  • Card Magic Tricks

    Bravo!

  • Los Osos

    Cool! I see three faces in the first one. I like them all especially the ones that repeat within the photo.

  • Anonymous

    If you like these oictures you’re sure to like the work of Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904 -1989). He was a surrealist, but might be appreciated here for his paranoid images. In them, the image is constructed to convey multiple images. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hallucinogenic_Toreador.

  • Queen Knowitall

    Sweet! I like the 7th and 8th ones from the top.

  • Anonymous

    How wonderfully Escher.

  • Anonymous

    whooooooa trippy. i like the one with the bridge going into the painting and the armadillo the best.

  • me

    whaoh…..all funky. me likey! i dont get the ninth one though…….. and salvodar dali the one who put his head in salad. theres a lot of his stuff in the moma(nyc-musuem of modern art0

  • Dave Harty

    This is like Magritte, Escher, and Dali’s love child. Nice job, if not terribly original.

  • Anonymous

    sorry but personally i really
    dont like them, or find them being
    any sort of illusion
    opinionn

  • Anonymous

    I just love your site, it is my favorite widget… Very cool images

  • elisabetta

    These pictures are beautiful! They remind me some of Giorgio De Chirico’s painting (you can see some of his works here: http://www.artemotore.com/fondazionedechirico.html ).

  • Anonymous

    sorry I don’t get it: Which faces in No.1 are you talkling about? Please help!

  • Anonymous

    Coooooooooool!!!! My best were the third and fifteenth ones and i found three faces in the first one. The ninth one is not really an illusion.

  • Anonymous

    What i don’t understand is why in the 17th picture (the one of the clock with the veiw inside) why is there no number 4!?!?!

  • meme

    I DIG THE FORTEENTH ONE!

  • Anonymous

    The faces in the first one are all Winston Churchill. The title is actually ‘A group of leaf beetles paying tribute to Sir Winston’ (the beetles are Cryptocephalus Bilineatus btw).
    The ninth one is illusive in the sense that if you follow the steps up or down you will see that you would be quite likely to take a tumble at some point which is not immediately obvious.
    The missing number 4 on the clock….There is a good reason for it….but you’ll have to wait and see.

  • Scorpion95

    i don’t understand the one with the clock, the one with the man sitting, or the last one….. please help?….D:

  • amy

    okay the one w/ the clocks.
    it has no four.isnt that weird.
    i just noticed that

  • sseleman

    cool surreal paintings
    How can u post an illusion

  • Anonymous

    This is stupid! There are no optical illusions that work on me!

  • Anonymous

    Omg wth this is so weird (good weird though) lol i dont see how this is an optical illushion lyk they are just art but still this rules!

  • Ren

    I remember learning about how to make art similar to the bridge painting in my art class.
    My teacher showed us some AMAZING pictures, like people sitting in ponds made of chalk, painted doorways, and fountains in the middle of parks made of spray paint.

  • asdf

    this is so salvador dali style

  • UnIcOrN

    that was interesting

  • happydoodle

    the magic of art

  • MeEgAn GaLaNtE

    This is an awesome optical illusion!

  • Bree

    i love the ninth one… if you look at the stairs for a while they look inverted, and poited outwards, that is why the thinker is looking at them, thinking, and the name of it is “no way down”

  • Eddie Mburu

    The pictures are lovely, especially the ones with pillars, this is what art is all about!!

  • Oh, help, society is nuts

    That is what you get from sneezing. Africa.

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