It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. - Anais Nin (Art - M.C. Escher)
Optical art by Gianni Sarcone Focus on the ball at the center of the image above. The scene appears to vibrate. If you move your head slightly forward and backward, the color fields of the rosette appear to pulsate.
Take a look at the behind the scenes of incredible shots that will make you appreciate photography a tad bit more. Sure, it can seem like overkill considering that a lot can be done in post-production software these days, but doing it old-school still gives photos that special quality unachievable otherwise.
Magic & realism – the two don’t really match, do they? But Rob Gonsalves, a Canadian painter of magic realism, demonstrates great skills in merging the two different worlds in his unique and surrealistic optical illusion artworks. Inspired by such great artists as Dali, Tanguy, Magritte and Escher, Gonsalves developed his own unique style by combining his architectural knowledge with the love for painting.