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25 Optical Illusion Art Pieces Made by Rob Gonsalves
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25 Optical Illusion Art Pieces Made by Rob Gonsalves

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The eyes are rather deceitful. It’s thanks to the most eye-bending optical illusion art pieces ever created. They combine beauty and confusion in one perfect mix that throws our eyes for a loop. What is the object you see? Where is the end to the illusion? These types of questions only became more prominent as more illusion drawings spread throughout the internet.

The global net allowed artists to spread their optical illusion drawings to every corner of the world. Also, the rise of competition sparked a race to create the most complex design ever. Different art pieces became prominent. 3D optical illusion art tried to rival 2D ones. However, this rivalry was squished swiftly.

Nothing beats the skills of professional optical illusion art creators. Need an example of that? Look at the many works of Rob Gonsalves — a Canadian artist. He created some of the most colorful optical illusions ever seen online. Don’t believe us? Take a look at some of his work below.

Also, find out more about hard and easy optical illusion art creations. Learn why they stick out from most art pieces and how they are made in the first place. Think they are for beauty alone? Stick to the end of the post to find out just how wrong you might be.

Who is Rob Gonsalves?

Robert Gonsalves isn’t a stranger to Bored Panda. He is a Canadian artist known for combining several elements into one perfect creation. Architecture, illusions, and surrealism play nicely in several of the art pieces he created. When looking at the illusion artwork pieces he created, you will understand just how talented this man really is.

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What is Optical Illusion in Art?

The purpose of an optical illusion painting is to confuse the person watching it. How it works is the more interesting part. Our eyes aren’t perfect. Even if you have 20/20 vision, they tend to make errors or register something strange as one. Illusion artwork works with this element to confuse us even more.

Any art piece that makes us think — “What the hell am I watching?” — accomplishes the needed goal. So don’t write off easy optical illusion art pieces as too simple. Even AI can create illusion pieces that will bend your mind backward and forward.

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How Do You Make an Optical Illusion in Art?

Repetition and creativity is the key to many brilliant optical illusion art pieces. However, there is a tried and failed method of creating a solid piece of art. If you use the black-and-white method, create patterns and lines. You create two different designs and blend them. Chances are you created an optical illusion.

However, there is also an illusion in color. It’s a harder illusion to master, but you’ll have quite an art piece when you do. Looking at Rob Gonsalves’s creations, you’ll notice that there never is an ending to them. A waterfall changes to a group of men. Kids with lanterns act as stars in the sky.

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Why Are Illusions Fun?

Tricks and pranks are always fun, even if we don’t completely understand them in the first place. The same goes for optical illusion art. Some people even decided to put illusions on the skin. Why? Because they are just that much fun to look at. So, if you are looking for a fun way to make an optical illusion drawing even more fun — put it on your skin.

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What Are the 3 Types of Illusions?

There is more than one illusion in this world. Art is just one of the ways the world tricks us into believing something else. Together with optical illusions, two more “branches” exist. Auditory and tactile illusions are just as confusing as optical ones. However, they trick us into thinking differently.

  • Auditory illusions. Our ears are just as sensitive as our eyes. An unknown noise source tricks our minds into thinking something is out there — waiting. However, it might be just a minor noise our ears picked up. Some noise frequencies are so “strange” that our ears just go haywire with confusion.
  • Tactile illusions. It is one of the most uncommon illusions people encounter. Usually, amputees encounter it. If you are a fan of House, you might know about the condition “Phantom Limb.” The brain believes that a body part (cut off) feels pain.

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Crazy transitions that can make you feel strange, but really good http://bit.ly/1Cedk7k

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing! The style and illusion makes me think of the illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's children's books.

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Crazy transitions that can make you feel strange, but really good http://bit.ly/1Cedk7k

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing! The style and illusion makes me think of the illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's children's books.

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