Optical illusions are always fun and fascinating as they trick our brain into perceiving things differently than they actually are. It may sound cliché, but optical illusions are our reminder that the things we see are not always as they seem.

Ukrainian artist Oleg Shupliak surely knows how mind-bending they can be as he specializes in creating them. The 52-year-old artist was an architecture student and in the course, he learned how to create images within other images. As he was fascinated by this technique, in his free time, he began to paint famous figures from art and culture blurred with landscapes, and that's how optical illusions were born.

Each of these paintings are beautiful on their own as they have detailed artistry on display but the most fascinating part is that the more you stare at them, the more you'll see. Behind carefully placed characters, objects, coloring and shadows, there is a second image concealed cleverly so his work requires a double take before the hidden images reveal themselves.

In his paintings, Shupliak includes famous figures from art and culture (or sometimes even science!) such as John Lennon, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, Newton and many more, therefore these paintings already seem familiar to us even though we see them for the first time.

Take a few moments to enjoy each artwork and you'll be surprised how every detail reveals itself as you look!

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#1

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

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Mani Menon 3 months ago

My favourite!!!!

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#2

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

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#3

Claude Monet "A Windy Day"

Claude Monet "A Windy Day"

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Estimation 3 months ago

this one took me a moment :')

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#4

Venice

Venice

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Zoe's Mom 3 months ago

So far my favorite.

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#5

White Stork

White Stork

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Dani 3 months ago

I like how this one is so simple but so good at the same time.

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#6

Ernest Hemingway "The Old Man And Big Fish"

Ernest Hemingway "The Old Man And Big Fish"

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Pretty Pangolin 2 months ago

the expression on the fish!

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#7

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

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Jaguarundi 3 months ago

Seeing this painting in person moved me to tears, this is a wonderful homage to it.

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#8

The Girl Reading Salvador Dalí

The Girl Reading Salvador Dalí

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A Rose Among Thorns 3 months ago

Amazing!!

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#9

John Lennon "Imagine"

John Lennon "Imagine"

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Alexandra 3 months ago

this is so coool

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#10

Diduch

Diduch

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Kaisu Rei 3 months ago

This gives me such cool fairytale vibes

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#11

Vincent Van Gogh "Langlois Bridge At Arles"

Vincent Van Gogh "Langlois Bridge At Arles"

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Dani 3 months ago

Another awesome one!

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#12

Self-Portrait With Muse

Self-Portrait With Muse

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Vic 3 months ago

This one is truly beautiful!

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#13

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

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Tal Jamchi 3 months ago

I love how it's drawn in Leonardo Da Vinci's style!

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#14

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

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Aahzmandus Pervect 3 months ago

The woman is his mother. :)

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#15

Ernest Hemingway "View Over Kilimanjaro"

Ernest Hemingway "View Over Kilimanjaro"

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Pretty Pangolin 2 months ago

I think this one captures his sadness.

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#16

Newton In The Garden Of Ideas

Newton In The Garden Of Ideas

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Pamela Scott 3 months ago

Why do I want to add kathunk in a comic book bubble to this 9ne

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#17

Vincent Van Gogh "Sunflowers"

Vincent Van Gogh "Sunflowers"

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A Rose Among Thorns 3 months ago

I love how the artist hid the painters in their own works.

#18

Taras Shevchenko

Taras Shevchenko

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Dani 3 months ago

Okay. I've decided. This is my favorite.

#19

Strength Is Within Us. We Are The Force!

Strength Is Within Us. We Are The Force!

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Katina Farmer 1 month ago

woah!!!! my favorite

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#20

Birth Of Jesus

Birth Of Jesus

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Tal Jamchi 3 months ago

This is amazing

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#21

Impression Of Claude Monet

Impression Of Claude Monet

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#22

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne

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Pretty Pangolin 2 months ago

That side-eye!

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#23

Muse Kisses

Muse Kisses

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Estimation 3 months ago

this is so cute

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#24

Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"

Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"

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Vic 3 months ago

Intelligent work!!

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#25

Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin

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Major Houlihan Bear 3 months ago

This is the best one! Acrimboldo is alliiive

#26

Bohdan Lepky

Bohdan Lepky

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Katina Farmer 1 month ago

reminds me of little house on the prairie

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#27

Self-Portrait Under Lime Trees

Self-Portrait Under Lime Trees

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Erika Drewke 3 months ago

Thats creative!

#28

Ivan Aivazovsky

Ivan Aivazovsky

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Erika Drewke 3 months ago

Its so pretty

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#29

Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"

Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"

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Tal Jamchi 3 months ago

This one is so cool because it's the Mona Lisa within a Da Vinci portrait

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#30

Auguste Renoir "Ashamed"

Auguste Renoir "Ashamed"

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Neal Evans 2 months ago

Awww , it's not that bad

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#31

N. V. Gogol "Vakula's Flight"

N. V. Gogol "Vakula's Flight"

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#32

Taras Shevchenko "Wide Dnieper River"

Taras Shevchenko "Wide Dnieper River"

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#33

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam

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Vic 3 months ago

So many details in 1 picture.. astounding!!

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#34

Spirit Of Freedom

Spirit Of Freedom

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n Y 2 months ago

You're a wonderful artist!

#35

Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich

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Katina Farmer 1 month ago

who did these?