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

Ukrainian artist Oleg Shupliak surely knows how mind-bending eye tricks 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 his illusion paintings were born.

Each of these unique artworks is 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 beautiful paintings require a double-take before the hidden images reveal themselves.

In his cool artworks, 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 creative ideas 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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Claude Monet "A Windy Day"

Claude Monet "A Windy Day"

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White Stork

White Stork

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Dani
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ernest Hemingway "The Old Man And Big Fish"

Ernest Hemingway "The Old Man And Big Fish"

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Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

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Jaguarundi
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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John Lennon "Imagine"

John Lennon "Imagine"

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Diduch

Diduch

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Kaisu Rei
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This gives me such cool fairytale vibes

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Vincent Van Gogh "Langlois Bridge At Arles"

Vincent Van Gogh "Langlois Bridge At Arles"

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Self-Portrait With Muse

Self-Portrait With Muse

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Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

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Tal Jamchi
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ernest Hemingway "View Over Kilimanjaro"

Ernest Hemingway "View Over Kilimanjaro"

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Newton In The Garden Of Ideas

Newton In The Garden Of Ideas

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Pamela Scott
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Vincent Van Gogh "Sunflowers"

Vincent Van Gogh "Sunflowers"

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Taras Shevchenko

Taras Shevchenko

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Dani
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Strength Is Within Us. We Are The Force!

Strength Is Within Us. We Are The Force!

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Impression Of Claude Monet

Impression Of Claude Monet

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Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"

Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"

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Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin

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Major Houlihan Bear
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the best one! Acrimboldo is alliiive

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Bohdan Lepky

Bohdan Lepky

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Self-Portrait Under Lime Trees

Self-Portrait Under Lime Trees

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Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"

Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"

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Tal Jamchi
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Auguste Renoir "Ashamed"

Auguste Renoir "Ashamed"

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N. V. Gogol "Vakula's Flight"

N. V. Gogol "Vakula's Flight"

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Taras Shevchenko "Wide Dnieper River"

Taras Shevchenko "Wide Dnieper River"

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Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam

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Vic
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So many details in 1 picture.. astounding!!

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Spirit Of Freedom

Spirit Of Freedom

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n Y
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You're a wonderful artist!

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Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich

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