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Old 4th July 2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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Anybody else come across this guy, he uses an incredible perspective technique to produce his 3d pavement paintings.

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Old 4th July 2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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Old 4th July 2008, 06:23 PM   #3
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Never heard of him until now. Very impresive.
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Old 4th July 2008, 07:08 PM   #4
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Very impressive. I've seen a lot of photos of his work before but hadn't seen these videos. The one showing the process involved was really very interesting.

I really like anamorphic images like those and am fascinated by the type of illusion where, when viewed appropriately, forms just appear to float in the air. Have you seen these ones before?
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Very impressive. I've seen a lot of photos of his work before but hadn't seen these videos. The one showing the process involved was really very interesting.

I really like anamorphic images like those and am fascinated by the type of illusion where, when viewed appropriately, forms just appear to float in the air. Have you seen these ones before?
I would have liked to see him working from a birds eye viewpoint a bit more -I guess he looks through the camera and holds the image in his head. That must be difficult. I can't draw but I saw a programme about the perception of artists and one thing that stood out was the huge number of eye-movements they make from the image they are painting back to the subject (in comparison to a non-artist) -virtually every second.

Although I'm aware of the idea of optical illusions, this anamorphic images idea is new to me. Heard about this artist through email yesterday.
Thanks for the stuff, I didn't realise there is a world of anamorphism out there.
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Old 4th July 2008, 11:08 PM   #6
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This is nice.

But I think you need to check out this dude's work: Felice Varini.

For example, have a look at an out-of-perspective view. And then at the resulting illusion. Genius.
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Old 5th July 2008, 09:48 AM   #7
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Yes theyre great - they use the same technique for the rugby internationals and cricket matches to do advertising - its always disconcerting when womone runs straight through what you thought was a solid bilboard
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Yeah. I'd love to see one of these architectural 'installations' up close in real life. I probably shouldn't spend too long waiting for anything so advanced to happen out here in the boondocks though...
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No tricks of perspective, but an unusual material as a photographic medium here.
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This is nice.

But I think you need to check out this dude's work: Felice Varini.

For example, have a look at an out-of-perspective view. And then at the resulting illusion. Genius.
Amazing, Felice Varini is simply a bizzare chap! (Or is it a lady?)
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Old 8th July 2008, 10:21 PM   #11
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Amazing, Felice Varini is simply a bizzare chap! (Or is it a lady?)
According to Wikipedia, it's a chap.

"Felice Varini is a Swiss artist who was nominated for the 2000/2001 Marcel Duchamp Prize, known for his geometric perspective-localized paintings of rooms and other spaces, using projector-stencil techniques."
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Old 9th July 2008, 09:38 PM   #12
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Default OK, these have little to do with tricks of perspective...

...but they are cool anyway



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Old 27th July 2008, 10:40 PM   #13
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Default More Beeveresque trompe l'oeil...

...here
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More in the style of Felice Varini here.
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Old 16th August 2008, 09:02 PM   #15
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Default Some moon illusions

Well, no chance of seeing the lunar eclipse here tonight (dreadful weather! again!!). So here are some illusions instead:

http://www.moillusions.com/2008/08/8...-with-our.html
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Old 16th August 2008, 09:12 PM   #16
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I've never seen Julian Beever's work before. It's fantastic.
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Old 1st December 2008, 08:43 PM   #17
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Default Something a little Beeveresque

http://www.20minutos.es/galeria/5490/0/8/
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Old 1st February 2009, 08:16 PM   #18
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Default And again...

This time by Edgar Müller:

http://www.moillusions.com/2009/01/l...-illusion.html
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Old 2nd February 2009, 08:40 AM   #19
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Default Eye-illusion in 'The Ambassadors'

The Ambassadors painted in 1533 by Holbein is one of my favourite ever portraits (in fact it is a double portrait) not only because its impressive and meticulous technique but also because its rich symbolism (every object has a accurate meaning, nothing is left by coindicidence).

It has one of the earliest and most famous examples of anamorphosis (or eye illusion because of the use of perspective). The bizarre enlongated object on the carpet (the bottom side of the painting) is in fact a skewed skull, that you can only notice if you place yourself at the correct perspective (nearly to the side).

As you may all know it is one of the most notable pieces at the National Gallery in London (one of my favourite galleries in the world too). It is just amazing.
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Default Otra obra de Müller...

¡Increíble!
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