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The World’s Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

The World's Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

The World’s Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

It was the French artist Edgar Degas that once said this: “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” and each and every week I get to see one very good example of this because I work in Cardiff, Wales right near the barrage which is home to one of the World’s most well know examples of Anamorphosis. These unusual bits of art require the viewer to look at the art work from a very specific vantage point in order to see the image the artist intended you to see. They are often massive in size, often relatively simple images and if they are the World’s best they are known as…

The World’s Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

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The World's Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

Cardiff Barrage, Wales, UK – Artist: Felice Varini

10 – Yellow Rings

Elizabeth Bowen once said: ”Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do.” (Via:brainyquote.com)

The World's Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

The Studio Trisorio, Naples, Italy – Artist: Felice Varini

9 – Black Cylindrical Rings

Luis Palau once said: ”God is not disillusioned with us. He never had any illusions to begin with.” (Via:brainyquote.com)

The World's Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

Atlas Sztuki Gallery, Lodz, Poland – Artist: Regina Silveira

8 – 3D City Scape

Daniel J. Boorstin once said: ”We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.” (Via:brainyquote.com)

The World's Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

Location Unknown – Artist: by J. Hurwitz

7 – Sand Clowns Face

Joseph Conrad once said: ”It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.” (Via:brainyquote.com)

The World's Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

Niigata Water and Land Art Festival, Niigata, Japan – Artist: Felice Varini

6 – Red Star Burst

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said: ”Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.” (Via:brainyquote.com)

The World's Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

Temple Plaza, New Haven, USA – Artist: Felice Varini

5 – Orange Ring Vortex

Stendhal once said: ”Friendship has its illusions no less than love.” (Via:brainyquote.com)

The World's Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

London, UK – Artist: Julian Beever

4 – Waterfall Pavement drawing

Victor Hugo once said: ”The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them.” (Via:brainyquote.com)

The World's Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

Chico, (Northern) Calif., USA – Artist: John Pugh

3 – Hidden Building Wall Art

Bob Dylan once said: ”I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.” (Via:brainyquote.com)

The World's Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

Melbourne, Australia – Artist: Axel Peemoeller

2 – Car-park Direction Signs Art

John Lennon once said: ”These critics with the illusions they’ve created about artists – it’s like idol worship. They only like people when they’re on their way up… I cannot be on the way up again.” (Via:brainyquote.com)

The World's Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

Vercorin, Swiss Alps, Switzerland – Artist: Felice Varini

1 – Vercorin, Swiss Alps, Switzerland - Artist: Felice Varini

Mark Twain once said: ”Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.” (Via:brainyquote.com)

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98 Responses to The World’s Top 10 Best Anamorphic Illusions

  1. No problems, have a good weekend ahead.

  2. honeybee29 says:

    Those are so cool (thanks for following my blog)

  3. Thank you andraehenry. always good to hear when people enjoy these posts it makes it all worth while.

  4. andraehenry says:

    really good job :)

  5. Thank you Carol, just trying to bring a tough of art to the table to inspire people.

  6. I just do the hard work and try and bring people something to smile about that is all.

  7. They are tricks of the eye, but also a way of showing people how wonderful things can be if you just look at them the right way.

  8. Some fascinating images. Slightly unnerving to see how easily the eye can be tricked.

  9. Critical Thinker says:

    WOW, your place is really great, don’t know how you find these things but please keep up the great work here!!!

  10. This was an interesting and enjoyable post!

  11. I am indeed, just that I can get to the sea edge and have launch is good enough for me.

  12. eacnovak says:

    These pictures are amazing! You ar so lucky to have lunch in such a beautiful place. If I eat at all it is usually at my desk. You definitely brought a smile to my face today.

  13. Cheryl says:

    Wouldn’t it be something to stand on it as she does!

Which one did you like?