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By on September 19, 2007, with 113 Comments

Assignment of the day: first of all download.. errrm… buy Aretha Franklin’s song “A Rose is Still a Rose” to get you in the mood, and then look at the optical illusion below. Rose is popular motive in literature, art and romance. Well, optical illusions are tightly connected with art. The image below belongs to “Multiple Meanings” category, and that is only hint you’ll get from me. Look at the image, observe it, and try to figure why it’s an optical illusion in it’s nature. If you noticed, the style is very similar to What Do You See Illusion and Autumn Motives. Probably they all came from the same artist. I believe there were few more similar ones posted in the past, but I can’t recall them. Use the search box in the sidebar if you wish, after you download Fergie ringtones from the bottom of the site :P

  • Anonymous

    i like that i think its kool!

  • Anonymous

    I love how subtle that is! :)

  • Anonymous

    jepp, that is cool.. I like it

  • Anonymous

    Sweet! :-X

  • Andrew

    I see the face .. I see the face…oh errrmmm nope i dont i see a shoe…. i see a rose in a window backed onto a church looking thing… MMMmm what could it be …Nope i am lost Rose on a windows with an old building thingy…Nope i have lost it…

  • Happy Steve

    nice. i like how the wooden frame around picture is also an impossible object.

    Plus the leaves and even the stem goes beyond the picture.

  • Anonymous

    the image name gives it away :P
    But before I saw that I still found it and thought it was good.

  • Rosina

    I shouldnt ruin it. But that is clever.

  • Anonymous

    Kewl ;)

  • Anonymous

    nice this is interesting if you dont get it you can make it larger and read the title of the site….

  • Anonymous

    “La vie en rose” In french it means “Pink Life”

  • Ryan

    Didn’t notice it at first, then it just jumped out at me just after loading it. Can’t stop seeing it now. Very nice.

  • Orange cat

    Yes, I like it too.
    Flower will wither, die before long.
    So love will….
    It reminds me of those old beautiful days.

  • Anonymous

    I like how the frame is an Impossible Square too! I also really like the subtleness, as Anon said earlier!

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  • Cameron

    Nice. I found it right away. It is really subtle.

  • Heather

    definitely awesome. i like it a lot.

  • Mahfoud

    lot of illusions at the same time, really smart!i love it!

  • Anonymous

    I like the multiple illusions in this one…I noticed the frame first and then saw the shoes and had to look for more from there.

  • Millo

    It’s pure love, i think that the couple kissing its a good symbolism

  • Lin (boggart girl)

    I think I see it!!! That’s lovely.

  • Anonymous

    i saw it after like 3 seconds i was like omg thats really nice..

  • Anonymous

    I got this one right away which is surprising because usually it takes me forever. I love these

  • Anonymous

    omg! i see the two people… i am not gonna give it away

  • Vern

    I quickly saw the illusion in the rose. Nice and subtle. And then I noticed that the frame itself is an impossible object. Cool.

  • Victor

    Wow!! Yes!! I saw it!! It’s cool!

  • Michael

    very cool

  • Aria

    eeeewwwwwww!!! lol. but still a good illusion.

  • tigger64131

    That is a really cool illusion. I caught it pretty fast though.

  • SwiftSilentRKS

    I first noticed the shoes which gave it away! Cool though!

  • SwiftSilentRKS

    I first noticed the shoes, that gave it away. Clever I might Add.

  • Anonymous

    wow thats reeli good! i never woulda seen that if this wasnt an illusion site

  • Anonymouse

    It’s easy to see, but it’s still a nice ilusion.

  • =P

    there are many other things going on than just the people in the rose. the rose itself is a picture, yet the stem and the leaves extend beyond the paper. also, both the frame and the arch in the background are impossible objects. very cool.

  • Graybaka

    geeze, that’s preatty cool

  • Kalthia

    Very subtle, and sweet.. :)

  • Shane

    apart from the obvious dimension changes in the fore and background (ie-the flower leaves are over the wooden part and bend with the page), you can see that the woman inscribed in the flower has stripped shoes and stockings to get to the guy there too. its good!

  • Anonymous

    It’s very obvious, i saw it in a manner of seconds

  • Anonymous

    Kindda cool. I think that was So So.

    That’s a great painting, the illusion is very easy though, but nice work by the artist.

  • Cyndi

    that is so romantic. nice job!

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s really creative, romantic and lovely

  • Anonymous

    cool 5 anonimis in a row

  • bmak

    I love the very M.C. Escher-esque border in addition to the “inner-beauty”

  • Ellie

    Oh that’s awesome. And really pretty. :) Normally i find them a bit tricky but i got it quite quick, it was subtle but there were some clues too – which was good. Like a bit of a trail.

  • Terrapaw

    That’s an amazing one! At first it’s just a rose throughh a window, then the rose has the two people kissing, then it looks like it’s peeling of like a framed picture! And if you look carefully at the the top windowsil/frame it’s an impossible rectange sorta thing too.

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  • Snowman25

    That’s a cool Border ^^

  • danyboy

    Pas mal !

  • Anonymous

    ok, the frame is an impossible object.
    But I don’t know where the multiple meaning is.

  • Anonymous

    La vie en rose … life in a rose.

  • Himself

    That is just too disgustingly beautiful.
    That woeman flips off her shoes…, stripes off her nylons…, and embraces her lover…, naked.
    Well…, at least it may be a man…, this time.
    Absolutely wonderful.
    We want/need more.

  • tarsha52

    its soo cute and it works well to

    hint for those stuck: look for two people (kissing) xD

  • Anonymous

    Nice, impossible objects (frame and twist on background arch), illusions of 3 dimensions and hidden images (I noticed the fallen petals weren’t fallen petals first, then thought of why there’d be shoes and discarded stockings before looking back to the rose, which had looked slightly odd to start with) all combined.

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  • Anjo Mestre – From Brazil

    Old… but cool.

  • art

    i have that in that book with the tree men.
    ps u havent herd from me in a while :D

  • Anonymous

    i like it very much – cool!

  • Xunto

    Very cool!
    Once you see the man and woman, you don’t see the rose…

  • Anonymous

    There´s actually (at least) two illusions at play here… Makes me wonder if there´s more. Anybody?

  • Anonymous

    i saw them!! nice one

  • Anonymous

    Not very challenging, but very beautiful!

  • Anonymous

    very romantic

  • Anonymous

    Wow, that´s awesome, I saw it after two seconds. I didn´t spot the hidden tiger or the face in the rocks, this is much simpler.

    Whew, I really thought that this site was going downhill, but that´s brilliant:)

  • Anonymous

    wow, thats awesome. i like it alot as well.

  • rheijnen

    Very beautiful!

  • Anonymous

    really like this one!!

  • Anonymous

    wow took me a few looks at it and then they couple appeared. Need a clue ????
    Try looking at the petals!!!

  • Alex

    nice took me a while need a clue look at the petals!!!

  • KernowBoy

    that is good – quite easy to work out… but very good.

    i like it

  • Anonymous

    cool, there is a man and a woman kissing inside the rose.

  • Anonymous

    people, this is sick. what is the world coming to? one sick-minded artist…

  • Paul

    It’s very romantic…
    Everybody say aaaahhh! lol

  • Anonymous

    Yeh the two people makin love inthe middle of therose ini? i dunt see no shoe tho i just see the two people gettin it on!

  • md

    I like this illusion,u 2

  • Anonymous

    That is a verily pretty illusion. I like it. I saw it quickly, but more illusions should be like this. It is really very cool.

  • Anonymous

    Every rose has its thorn.
    Just like every night has its dawn.
    Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song

  • Anonymous

    I love it. It’s very sweet, subtle, and romantic.

  • Anonymous

    what a wonderful illusion, or is it?

  • crazy cindy

    that is a beautiful and telling illusion ;)

  • Anonymous

    Uh…. it looks like two people doing something really weird…..

  • Kathleen

    La Vie en Rose was the title of a recent movie about the life of Edith Piaf, a French singer who was famous especially in the 40s and 50s. It is also the title of one of her most famous songs, which is what you should listen to. This poster is particularly appropriate to her life, which was one of passion and oddities.

  • Anonymous

    i see two people kissing in the rose!!

  • Laine

    Made me smile.

    I love it.

  • alexandra14

    it’s an illusion bcuz the paper is separated in the frame and the rose’s leaves are out of the frame… there is a shoe… then the stemm of the rose is out of the wooden frame

  • Mary

    I love this painting! I’d really like to get a print of it…who is the artist? thanks!

  • Anonymous

    what’s cool.. is that her shoes have fallen to the bottom of the pictures and her scarf is hanging.

  • Anonymous

    That is so neat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Two kissing people, shoes and stockings…. cute :)

  • e-noRm

    Nice one – the rose is a kissing couple.

  • Anonymous

    e-noRm – i think they’re doing a little more than just kissing if you get my drift….. but its still really sweet and romantic

  • Anonymous

    i c a man and a woman kissing. if u look at all the petals exept for the very bottom ones u will c it. (hint : the woman is on the left) i like it yay

  • Anonymous

    Holy moley! I can see it! Its kinda weird for a 6th grader!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve seen this one before, if I could find a poster of it somewhere, I’d buy it in an instant. One of my favorites, for sure!

  • Anonymous

    In the rose you see a female and a male kissing each other.
    possibly naked. hahaha

  • Adam

    Wow! I needed a while to finally see that rose

  • jellyfishie

    Really well done. *clapclapclap*

  • Kate The Cat

    They couldn’t wait long enough for the artist to paint them… XD

  • Delishia Harding

    not very challengng

  • kardonred

    Does anyone know where I can get a print or poster of this optical illusion? I would love to have a print of it. thanks. :)

  • Jez

    awww…thats cute

  • theEgg

    Oh yuck!

  • Anonymous

    Why are they having sex?

  • zina

    they are kissing

  • Lillian Ly

    It gets clearer after a while. It’s a picture frame or something, not a window.

  • http://www.psitutor.org Char (PSI Tutor:Mentor)

    beautiful! ~lovers

  • pokemon boy1

    like a tree-sex (like a g-6! i had to make that joke)

  • Abob

    Actually, theres another illusion in there. Look again, and then you can check below.

    The window/picture frame is impossible. Look at the top. it curves somewhere near the middle, probably undeer the sign…
    But if the sign wasnt ther, it would be impossible

  • cutsie

    i <3 it!

  • http://michaeljonesjr17@yahoo.com Michael Jones

    Now artist uses roses for romantic reasons. It’s kind of sweet when you look at it. Call me a hopeless romantic. LOL!!!

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