New York-based artist Ray Bartkus has created a beautiful mural in the Lithuanian city of Marijampolė designed to use the surface of the water as its true canvas. Bartkus intentionally painted it upside-down so that the swimmers, rowers and swans he depicted would be reflected right-side-up onto the river Šešupė, which flows through the city’s center.


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The image used to demonstrate this effect seems to have been digitally edited, though we’re sure it’s quite impressive in person regardless.

More info: raybartkus.com (h/t: suduvosgidas)

Update: for all those who said the 1st pic was Photoshopped, our reader Jurgita Azukaityte sent proof that the reflected mural really works!