Cardiff Bay Baragge Illusion by Felice Verini

Just when I discovered this new Felice Varini’s ‘anamorphic illusion’ on Wooster Collective, reader called Steve submitted me the original BBC article about this optical illusion. Steve said it’s an art illusion done on a large scale, and added: “scroll through the photo set to see what I mean”. You have to find the exact spot in this Bay barrage to see the illusion perfectly, like in the first photo below. Other photos inside this article show you how this “art installation” looks like, when viewed from other places. As I said, the piece was done by the Swiss artist Felice Varini on the Cardiff Bay barrage, and ran between March 11 and 25th. I posted much more of Varini’s performances before. Many of them like 3D painted rooms, and buildings painted in circles can be found inside our “3D Sidewalk Art” category. Also, be sure to check the Wooster Collective, since it’s very similar in topic to our little community. I even asked them that we form some kind of partnership or link exchange. Will keep you informed!

46 Replies to “Cardiff Bay Baragge Illusion by Felice Verini”

  1. Awesome illusion! How do people get is so exact that it looks like this. oh no… huston street just gave up another 2 runs! Now the put embree in? anways very cool illusion…

  2. Felice Varini is a madman! I wonder how he accomplishes these huge pieces… maybe a laser beam projecting the image, then he runs around with a bucket of paint and a brush covering everywhere the laser hits?

  3. Very cool, i bet they used a big projector and did the outline durring the night. Or they just spent a whole lot more time than i would have. Reminds me of the work by Julian Beever. Look him up if you have the time.

  4. super cool illusion. i love seeing the illusions by people who spend hours on seemingly pointless things, like that guy who made a motorcycle shadow from kitchen cutlery.

  5. Can u shut up about the first comment things plz…Yur normally not first comment anyway..Its not even a comment, just saying yur the first. At least comment on the illusion

  6. yeh, really kl illusion! it must hav taken him ages to paint!

    alex_can_fly: yes u r first, but all the Anonymous’s – U R NOT! u were 2nd, 4th and 7th!! idiots

  7. It’s one of those illusions that looks just odd in the first picture then amazing as you look at more and more pictures.

    O/T Guys, please stop all this sad pointless ‘wow first comment’ crap.

    It is so tedious when about seven in the first ten comments are just pointless.

  8. if this guy receive some money to do this???, or he have a lot of free time to do this???? how many time to do this, a month???
    i realy want to meet this guy !!!

  9. Why Is Everyone Saying 1st Comment?!?! Anyway, Good Illusion! There are loads more like these, Theyre cool too ;)

  10. Wow that is so cool seriously how do people have enough time to do this stuff?? I’d like to see that in person!

  11. Dear Sam,

    it occurs to me that You were not in class on Tuesday.
    I announced to the class that there would be no class
    on Thursday April 12. Your exam is due next Tuesday
    instead of tonight.

    Best regards,

    Joe Anoatubby

  12. sorry about that,my dad copied smthng different.i wanted to say: shut up about first comment!!!!!pay attention you idiots!!!!!!cool illusion.

  13. I agree with everyone bashing the “First!!!11!!1one111!!!eleven!!11!!oneone!!1 ZOMG!” comments, but all of you need to learn how to spell! The other thing that makes me rip my hair out is bad grammar. Half of these comments I couldn’t even understand.

  14. this is the most amazing art I have seen in a long time!!! my suggestion is if you could create the image with a projection and then paint it…?

  15. LOL.
    I liked how they painted a portion of the life-saver.

    What if it was used? Then there would be a HOLE in your circle “illusion.”

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