“Deep Blue”, the yellowish rays you see in this picture are a construct of your brain. My op art work is available as prints from Saatchi Art gallery.
Do the light gray triangular shapes in the diagram below have the same hue and brightness?Continue Reading
This is one of my oldest illusions I created in the 90s. In the picture you may see ghostlike dark radial beams. This illusion is a variant of the Herman’s scintillating grid illusion. I designed this illusion just by turning 45 degrees the Herman grid and then by applying a polar transformation.Continue Reading
Salvador Dalí : Sept corps nus et un crâne, 1951 (Human skull consisting of seven naked women).Continue Reading
Look at the colored rings from a distance. Then decide which ones have YELLOW inner circles, and which ones have BLUE inner circles.
My optical art has been featured in the February issue of the German science magazine PM.
Have a look at the picture, it looks like a “transparent” or “camouflaged” knife! I took this photo during a magician party many years ago. This illusion is based on specular reflections, it is simple but effective… In fact, when you place the blade of a knife in the middle of the tines of a fork, it will reflect other objects that are nearby.Continue Reading
Focus is an Italian monthly popular science magazine published in Milan, Italy, with which I have collaborated for more than 10 years.
Focus Magazine issue #336 featuring my article and my optical illusions has been released on October 2020. It contains my special 10-page dossier on visual perception with over 13 original visual illusions of my creation and their related explanation.
The cover also features a special effect I designed for Focus: as you read the main title, the cover image moves and, curiously enough, the title changes if you look at it closely (ILLUSIONI) or from a distance (COSA VEDI?).
Curiously enough, the cubes don’t move only the background color changes…
Here is my tutorial to create an amazing autokinetic animation.