I have an awesome curtain illusion from an amazing surrealist painter today! Take a look…
Did you see the beautiful city skyline first? Or did you see the curtains? Depending on how you look at it, you an actually see both.
The curtains on the left side of the room are cut into the silhouette of tall buildings. Using negative space, the curtain cutter—on the right side of the painting—made a curtain illusion with the buildings appearing in the windows. You can see the scissors in his hand and a book with a city skyline picture that he used for his curtain illusion inspiration on the stool in front of him; remnants of the fabric used to create this curtain illusion are strewn around the room on the floor.
I think the negative space aspect in this painting is my favorite part. The artist, Rob Gonsalves, has some amazing paintings, but this one is my favorite. I love the way that the stars in the country night sky just transform into big city lights with a few snips of the scissors.
If you love paintings like this, Rob Gonsalves has lots more! Definitely check out his work if you get a chance!