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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.

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.

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The Extraordinarily Remarkable Life and Art of M. C. Escher

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in…

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Mind Bending Optical Illusion Paintings by Rob Gonsalves

Mind Bending Optical Illusion Paintings by Rob Gonsalves

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Victor Vasarely. Vásárhelyi Győző, known as Victor Vasarely was an artist who is often regarded as the father of Op Art. He began to study medicine in Hungary, but left the race after two years. Wikipedia

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Surrealist Rob Gonsalves, Canadian artist. - I would love to have some of these as art in my home

Surrealist Rob Gonsalves, Canadian artist. - I would love to have some of these as art in my home

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French photographer Georges Rousse paints on buildings to create optical illusions, then photographs them.

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A mostly self-taught artist from the Netherlands now has a whole bunch of new 3D optical illusions. Ramon continues to draw with regular pencils and keeps developing his anamorphic techniques, that make the paintings look 3D. No wonder that every time you see a prop he left by the drawing, you start questioning if this one is actually real!

A mostly self-taught artist from the Netherlands now has a whole bunch of new 3D optical illusions. Ramon continues to draw with regular pencils and keeps developing his anamorphic techniques, that make the paintings look 3D. No wonder that every time you see a prop he left by the drawing, you start questioning if this one is actually real!

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Body Artist Creates a Series of Incredible Optical Illusions on Her Own Arm

A photo posted by Lisha (@lishaajasminee_bodyart) on Apr 8, 2016 at 11:07pm PDT Canberra, Australia face painter and body artist Lisha Simpson has created all sorts of incredible optical illusions …

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