Can You Recognize Her?


Few years ago I’ve shared a gallery consisted of pixelated photos. It demonstrated a remarkable ability us intelligent creatures have, ability to recognize faces even when they are obscured in one way or another. I recommend you read that article first before you continue with today’s “illusion”.

Our Facebook channel became very popular lately  (over 50,000 fans), and one of the things that makes me super-happy is the rising trend where people started being more proactive and began sharing their own optical illusions and findings! One such submission was done by Edgar who shared the picture you see on your right ->

Isn’t it amazing how we can all recognize this painting, even when the information has been reduced to minimum. On the other hand, it greatly helps that the paining in question is globally famous one. BTW, try squinting your eyes in order to strengthen the effect ;D


  • RR

    Amazingly easy! (Mona Lisa)

  • Kimon

    Bloody hell, I can!

    Then again, working on the presumption that it a very famous she, narrows greatly down the search space.

    • Dave

      Poppycock… even without the the description, the image leapt off the page…

      Unmistakeable pattern.

      Live all these illusions! Thank you.

  • Pinyot

    Mona Lisa

  • This has to be the “easiest” optical illusion ever. By far. (Or at least… For me it is :)

  • wow

    Cool illusion. It is so obvious who it is when you can see her. It may not show her in full detail, but still it is simple to figuire out who she is.

  • If only you had taken the trouble to rename the image. By the time i tried clicking to make it bigger, i knew what it was. :(

  • z2d4th

    The famous Monalisa

  • Stawolf1001

    that’s an easy one

  • Henrik

    Looks lide an easy one. ml i think

    • astrid

      wtf bro???

  • nakar


    • astrid


    • Pancreas McGlockenspiel

      Moany Loser

  • Maddie

    How damn amazing is that?

  • Becci

    Yes I can, even from the thumbnail posted on facebook I figured it out. Shows just how much her image is shown around the world.

  • the moaning Lisa

  • Ann

    It is so obviously the Mona Lisa. I didn’t have to look for more than a second.

  • lasz

    is it liza manelli? :P

    • spelling corrector

      No it isnt

  • Cool trick!

  • Victor

    Let’s see.. how many illusions feature her

    • Pancreas McGlockenspiel

      It seems like there are lots of illusions featuring the Mona Lisa but there’s actually just one. It’s an illusion!

  • carzy chick

    mona lisa!!!

  • Dani

    I wonder how well it would work if it was only in black-and-white?

  • I believe that I figured out who this famous female is.

  • Weebo

    It’s pretty easy to see, but I won’t spoil it for anyone looking down here for the answer ;)

  • Pure Guess

    Marie Osmond?

    • spelling corrector


  • Landy

    Isn’t the human brain an amazing thing?

  • john

    Amazing… For me it was her hands, folded in her lap, that gave me the recognition… “Globally famous” is putting it mildly…

  • Dave

    Pretty neat!

    I think I can as well.

  • its the mona lisa

  • Don In Alabama

    No idea…far too low resolution.

  • Care Bear

    Da Vinci rides again.

  • Sunny

    mona lisa…

  • Cookie

    It’s Mona Lisa,Duh! xD

  • JB

    Mona Lisa.

  • Casper

    so cool! these brain of ours are great!

  • vor

    monna lisa

    • astrid

      omg learn to spell idiot its moNa lisa (one ‘n’) god

  • Vincent

    MONA LIZA!!!

    • astrid

      ur stupid its mona liSa so go die lolzpop! byeeeee

  • Bogdan


  • christian


  • Markus

    Monalisa ;)

  • susan

    mona lisa

  • ez

    That’s a trip, the Monalisa of course- or however you spell it. I would have never guessed it would be that easy to recognize when that degraded.

  • clues

    So easy, it’s Monalisa

  • tyller

    im only 13 and didnt have to look twice mona lisa!

    • astrid

      well omg guess what im like 4 yrs old and i new it wayyyy before anyone else so lolzpop! haha k u can go away cuz im way younger than u and im like waayy better than u so i win

  • Brendan

    “On the other hand, it greatly helps that the paining in question is globally famous one.”

    Yeah, I agree. I always thought the _painting_ was a bit painful to look at :P.

    Your missing a “t” in paining.

  • CJ

    Oh my gosh its Mark Harmon!

  • Albert

    The fact that it is so easy to see is the illusion itself

  • eee efff geee


  • Ben

    Mona Lisa, by seeing those shades of colors you can create a image of M.L. in your brain by imagination, you brain can “fill in” those blank areas in the picture automatically, pretty cool.

  • Maxine

    I knew that it was Mona Lisa before anyone else knew it.

  • sanah


  • Mona Lisa in minescraft but circles

  • yea that’s Mona Lisa sketch in the circle’s art.

  • Someone

    I found it in 0.00000000000000002 seconds I WIN

  • Asi Cruz

    Mona Lisa! Easy but nice!

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