Fruit Man’s Family Illusion

Remember our original Fruit Man illusion? Well, thanks to our commentators, more precisely Juan Luis Roldán, we found out that the original fruit man was created by French artist called André Martins de Barros. I’m not exactly sure whether these 3 posters were also created by Barros, but the style sure looks familiar. Artem sent me these photos, the guy famous for his controversial Albie’s Farm Logo from the past. At least that one got over 180 comments. Let’s see if you can beat that record today. Well, not the record actually. I think the hidden tiger still holds it with his 343 comments (and growing)! Which fruit man you like the most in this post?

48 Replies to “Fruit Man’s Family Illusion”

  1. This “Fruit Man” reminds me of an “Animal Man” who goes by the name of “Grotesque Head.” You can view him here

    I should mention that the Grotesque Head was painted by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian artist who lived from 1527-1593.

  2. I look forward to the illusions every day. They are so enjoyable. I like fruit man #3. Thanks for these daily illusions.

  3. The author is Giuseppe Arcimboldo, aka Arcimboldi, an italian artist born in Milan in 1527. More info on the italian Wikipedia.

    …Big up from Italy!! Your site is great! Keep up the good work!

  4. ..and by the way these paintings are titled, in order: “autumn”, “spring” and “winter”. (“summer” is missing here)

    Notice each season’s face is made out of his fruit, according to italian seasons…

  5. i know the first image is called “Autumn” and was created by Giuseppe Arcimboldo for sure as we studied him in Art 3 years ago. The rest are also most likely made him him too. Giuseppe Arcimboldo was very famous for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books.

  6. Come on guys, those are by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, italian painter of the 16th century. Martin de Barros, the french, contemporanean painter of “fruit man” was a lot inspired by this italian master…

  7. The top one has the most kinds of real fruit, but my favorite is the third one because the “food” he is eating is a heart rot fungus (Fomitopsis pinicola) which is really digesting this poor guy from the inside out.

  8. I think that the top fruit man is the best, but all of them are so good. And if you look at the flower woman for a sec it actually looks real. It’s so cool.

  9. Thats really fruity. I like the guy with mangroves as his hair; I would think it would be pretty uncomfortable. Plus it looks like he has hamburgers for lips. I could go for a Butter Burger…Thanks a lot.

  10. hey, why isnt there a BIG link to the magic site? I wanted to go there, but i didnt want to take the time or effort to google it. Please make a link to go there…that would be stupendous poppy

  11. I LOVE SARAH…..!


    Now coolio and whats the dealio with the fruit guy?

    Still BRILLIANT illusion

  12. These are actually the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo 1527-1593 who originally worked with his father designing stained glass windows at the Milan Cathedral and then began serving as the court painter for Emperor Ferdinand I and his successors. Winter is one of my favoirtes, which is the title of the third one shown here. The first one is Autumn, and the second one is titled Spring.

  13. Um the first one b/c the 2nd one is flowers not fruit and the 3rd is more of a tree than hmmm fruit! I like this site but sometimes it can be stupid!

  14. Yes, these three paintings are by the Italian painter Giuseppi Arcimboldo who was court painter to Maximillian, Emperor of Austria. He was born around 1527 and died in 1593. These three paintings are in the collection of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. I saw them there in the Italian wing. My work was indirectly influenced by Arcimiboldo, whose work influenced Salvador Dalí who more directly influenced my work. For a view of that type of anthropomorphic perception you may visit my page at
    David G. Wilson

  15. The first and third are the ugliest. But flowers are not fruits!!
    ‘Tho potatoes are not fruits too.

    Nice, sam. I agree.
    I prefer the third.

  16. OMG!!! I’m in P7 and even I know that was drawn, painted whatever by giuseppe arcimboldo!!
    Didn’t you losers go to school

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