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By on June 22, 2012, with 10 Comments

Revealing Marilyn Optical Illusion

© Gianni A. Sarcone, archimedes-lab.org

Gianni always comes up with such wonderful optical illusions! Just check some of his earlier works to see what I mean. “Revealing Marilyn” is another gem in his opus. Just look how simple these yellow and blue stripes you see on your right seem at first.

But if you step few feet away from your monitor (or simply squint your eyes – that should do the trick), detailed portrait of Marilyn Monroe surprisingly appears! If I’m not mistaken, I think Mona Lisa has already played this very same trick on us!

Hope you like this one as much as I did! Don’t forget to submit all those quality illusions you have created or stumbled upon while browsing the web. Theres a great chance the next one we feature could be the one you sent in for our consideration! Email link for submissions can be found in the footer of this site.


10 Responses
  1. Phaeton99 says:

    It is well made, but…

    The fact that it uses a famous portrait effectively ensures that one barely has to make out the bits to recognize Ms. Monroe. It would be a tad trickier to parse at a glance if the face used was not an instantly recognizable icon.

  2. z2d4th says:

    I only see this kind of illusion here at Mighty optical illusion, please give us some more.

  3. breandan says:

    Thank you, like this a lot. Marilyn just popped out at me.

  4. Izzy says:

    It’s a nice illusion. Simple though, I saw it instantly.
    It would look good on a poster.

  5. ReOsPi says:

    Something funny is that if the scrollbar is moved up and down, the Marilyn formed image seems to stretch and shrink. Greetings

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  7. G. Sarcone says:

    Dear Vurdiak,
    Thanks for featuring my optical illusion in your gallery! You will find at the address below a neat variant of the picture:
    Best, Gianni.

  8. diane says:

    very nice , i saw her from my igoogle gadget .
    dont know how not to see her ♥

  9. WillTreaty says:

    A classic with a classic illusion.

  10. animefangirl says:

    i prefer marilyn manson, can you get one of him? he is the GOD OF MUSIC!!!

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