Gentleman Rabbit Optical Illusion


An interesting art installation was setup by mr. #Francis Tabary that depicts the same object from different angles. It all depends how you look at it – you may see the rabbit or a gentleman wearing a hat. The mirror helps in seeing the both simultaneously. I leave it up to you to realise how this illusion works. It’s relatively simple, so no hints this time.

  • stonüü

    it’s not a gentleman it’s joseph beuys, a famous german artist..

  • daniele

    both images, the rabbit and the man in the mirror, are represented with a single line. The man in the mirror reflects the line which composes the rabbit… from a different point of view. Basically, what’s missing in this 2D picture is the third dimension, over which the line that represents the rabbit follows.

  • Big Band Singer

    I guess I’m simply not getting it. There appears to be no rational relationship between the two.

  • He

    This is just cheap crap. I remember this website used to be something good.

  • Well, here’s my hint: one cannot solve the puzzle by engaging in 2-dimensional thinking.


  • Annie

    Can’t an artist be a gentleman ?

  • bugs bunny

    It’s a rabbit looking at an egg, that has a picture of a man wearing a hat, painted on it. So says my six year old daughter. LOL

  • I’m thinking it’s a wireframe. ;)

  • Dennis
    • Cinnabun

      Thank you for posting the YouTube link! =)

  • KT

    I see nothing but a rabbit, a mirror and the outline of a gentleman. Fail.

  • chunkflinger

    So Joseph Beuys wasn’t a gentleman?

  • Annie

    I have seen this before-and forgotten it-please help !!!

  • Chow

    I’m going to take a stab at it in that the wires aren’t confined to a 2D plane. The rabbit bends toward and away from us in such a way that the different angle we view it at through the mirror creates the man in the hat.

  • anne o’donnell

    i really don’t get this at all – clues, please

  • joker33_044

    joseph beuys wasnt an artist. he was a stümper !

  • I need a hint!

  • Colleen

    I just don’t get this one. Is it one of those “when you see it” kind of things?

  • z2d4th

    can any one explain the illusion further.

  • Maizee123

    What am I looking for??????

  • nushi loves chocolate

    i don’t get it! Pls help…

  • Lil Bit

    I don’t get it. What’s suppost to happen? Or what should I see? , besides an egg with a man and a rabbit…

  • Quabbles

    I dont get it can someone explain?

  • robert

    It’s pretty easy: There’s only one wire outline. Viewed from the camera’s angle it looks like a rabbit, but viewed from the angle supplied by the mirror it looks like the gentleman with the hat. Pretty dam cool if you ask me (but no one did).

  • Melody and Hannah

    This makes absolutely no sense…

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