This image is one of the most recognized among M.C. Escher’s work. Escher titled it “Relativity”, and we can clearly conclude why. You might also wan’t to check Escher’s “Ascending” and “Waterfall” which were posted here on Mighty Optical Illusions in the past.
When you look at this image you will easily see hundreds of dices placed one next to the other. But if you step away from this image, and move your head away from your monitor, you will see something that resembles a face or even a skull. If you move your head even further from your screen (or simply narrow your eyes a little), presence of Albert Einstein will accur. Amazing! If you are a fan of Einstein like I am, you will enjoy my previous “Einsteins Hallow Face Illusion”.
If you observe the image below, you will notice that the zigzag inlays on this Taj Mahal column, makes the flat surfaces look concave! It fooled me at least. Also visit previous Taj Mahal Illusion.
This one is old-school classic optical illusion. Nicely done, have to admit. So simple, yet so eye tricky. Count the legs on this elephant…so many! Still if you look at the elephant you can’t be sure what went wrong and where those extra legs came from. What has he been eating, Chernobyl food specialties?
You can find this one at the Centre Pompidou. There are many views of this modern art installment. From every single angle it looks different. When you look at it from right in the middle of the room, the cubic below looks transparent, the strange thingy on top is a triangle, and you can see the room you’re standing in, in the sphere. Has anyone saw simmilar art in their own local museum of modern art? Another optical illusion installment can be found in the center of the Belgian village Ophoven. If you’re not up to travelling, you can see it here at Mighty Optical Illusions. Illusion I’m talking about is called Unity Triangle.
Found this image on flickr, it was originally taken by user called mrettig. This one really bugs me! How was it done? Is it some anti gravity spot just like “Mystery Spot” was? Or is it some cheap, low-life trick you can do by taking photo with camera that isn’t horizontally ligned with floor? I for one, seriously don’t know.
How many black spots can you count while looking at this image? 1? 16? 100? Don’t know, I never manage to concentrate fully. Another effect you’ll notice that the “spiral” is somehow approaching you. So this makes it double optical illusion! :)
This image of Pope Benedict XVI appeared all arround the world recently! Newspapers, TV, Internet all claimed it’s some kind of no-good sign. Here at Mighty Optical Illusions we all know it’s just an illusion, right? I mean, what could else could it be? Pope with horns, could it be a heavenly sign that pope is a devil? Naah…