The brain and illusions
26.1K views | +6 today
Follow
The brain and illusions
What can illusions teach us about the brain?
Curated by Gerald Carey
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

ABC OPEN: The paper cutter || From Project: Makers and Creators

ABC OPEN: The paper cutter || From Project: Makers and Creators | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Jacky Cheng's parents wanted her to be an architect. She rebelled. Instead, she an artist who cuts paper. A really good one.

Gerald Carey's insight:

Magnificent art work on paper. Just watch the video. The illusion part is a side-show.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Notepad Illusions Look Like 3D Sculptures, But They're 2D Illustrations

Notepad Illusions Look Like 3D Sculptures, But They're 2D Illustrations | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
When you first glance at artist João A. Carvalho's notepad paper illustrations, you may think you're seeing 3-dimensional objects. But on closer inspection, they're actually simple but clever illusions that use lines and shading to make images pop from the page.
Gerald Carey's insight:

A very tricky set of illusions on notepad.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Illuminated Cut Paper Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti | Colossal

Illuminated Cut Paper Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti | Colossal | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker (known collectively as Hari & Deepti) are an artist couple who create paper cut light boxes.

Gerald Carey's insight:

Paper cut light boxes. Fantastic!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

This meticulously crafted 777-replica is made of manila folders

This meticulously crafted 777-replica is made of manila folders | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
This is genuinely incredible. Luca Iaconi-Stewart may just be the world's greatest paper-airplane-maker. Seriously – this guy's work makes your crease-and-fold creations look like utter child's play.
Gerald Carey's insight:

This is not meant to be an illusion but it is pretty impressive all the same.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Tricking the Eye: Phenomenal 3D Art

Tricking the Eye: Phenomenal 3D Art | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Tricking the Eye: Phenomenal 3D Art
Gerald Carey's insight:

Some very nice examples of 3D art...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

3D Illusions

3D Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
There is not much information about Italian hobby artist Alessandro. But what we do know is that he has a wild imagination and enjoys making anamorphic art.
Gerald Carey's insight:

Alessandro is an amazing artist.  How does he do this?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

flexible paper sculptures made up of thousands of layers by li hongbo

flexible paper sculptures made up of thousands of layers by li hongbo | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Gerald Carey's insight:

Fantastic art work. The artist has created a skull out of layers of paper that open up like a fan. Extraordinary.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Juxtapoz Magazine - Ramon Bruin's Illustrative Illusions | Illustration

Juxtapoz Magazine - Ramon Bruin's Illustrative Illusions | Illustration | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Online version of the leading monthly contemporary and underground art bible, Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine, with featured articles, blogs, video, reader art, gallery guides, forums, and archives.
Gerald Carey's insight:

Fabulous paper drawings by artist Ramon Bruin. If I could only draw snakes...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Amazing paper sculptures of animals

Amazing paper sculptures of animals | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Artist Calvin Nicholls makes stunning sculptures of animals entirely out of paper. You can see more of them at Beautiful Life, which also supplies this information: Canadian artist Calvin Nicholls ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Optical illusion turns pictures into animation

Optical illusion turns pictures into animation | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
YouTube optical illusion video by brusspup that turns 2D still prints into 3D moving images...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Face up to these amazing origami illusions

Face up to these amazing origami illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

When you think 'origami,' you probably think of three-dimensional paper cranes and the like -- elegant, but abstract. But New Mexico's Kumi Yamashita has found a way to make origami strikingly lifelike by relying not on the sculpture itself, but on the shadow it casts.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Free Papercraft, Paper Models, Card Models & Paper Toys: Cat Illusion Papercraft

Free Papercraft, Paper Models, Card Models & Paper Toys: Cat Illusion Papercraft | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Just to give cat loving papercrafters equal opportunity with robot dog and dragon loving papercrafters, here is a cat illusion papercraft. ^_^ Just like the Super Robot Dog I posted yesterday, if constructed correctly this kitty's eyes and head will appear to follow you around the room as you move

more...
Irene van der Merwe's curator insight, July 8, 2015 11:48 AM

Great idea for school 3D projects

Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

A Sprawling New Cut Paper Bacterium by Rogan Brown

A Sprawling New Cut Paper Bacterium by Rogan Brown | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Artist Rogan Brown (previously) recently completed work on this new cut paper sculpture titled Cut Microbe. Four months in the making, the piece is a continuation of Brown's exploration of the human biome and was inspired by the form of salmonella and ecoli bacteria (this 44" scu
Gerald Carey's insight:

Incredible paper! cut model of a bacterium.  No wonder it took him four months.  However, the results are spectacular!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

These Amazing Art Illusions Prove Paper Can Be Anything But Basic

These Amazing Art Illusions Prove Paper Can Be Anything But Basic | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Think paper is basic? Think again.

Yulia Brodskaya manages to turn paper into fantastical, illusionary artworks that come to life. A graphic designer and illustrator who has worked with companies from Neiman Marcus and Hermes to Starbucks and Ben...
Gerald Carey's insight:

Using paper to make some spectacular figures and images.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Li Hongbo | Out Of Paper - YouTube

The former book editor whose fascination with one material has gone to artistic extremes. Subscribe to our channel Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CraneTV Fac...
Gerald Carey's insight:

Fantastic effort.

Watch the first 30 seconds at least - amazing.

more...
FEIZI GALLERY's curator insight, February 7, 2015 11:28 AM

Li Hongbo, in exhibition at Feizi Gallery (06.03.2015 > 18.04.2015, Brussels)

Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Drawings That Leap Off the Page | Mighty Optical Illusions

Drawings That Leap Off the Page | Mighty Optical Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
I'm not sure if we already featured Alessandro Diddi, a skilled italian illustrator. Just watch how brilliantly he makes it possible for his viewers to believe
Gerald Carey's insight:

I have featured this artist before but I just shake my head at his unbelievable ability to draw 3D object on paper.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Wolverine Attacks!

Wolverine Attacks! | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
It looks like Wolverine is ready to pounce at us! Suspended in the air with claws all out, it is hard to imagine that this is really a two-dimensional drawing by Izanagi Aadi.
Gerald Carey's insight:

Incredible skill.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Artist Sketches Mind-Bending 3D-Illusions On Paper - DesignTAXI.com

Artist Sketches Mind-Bending 3D-Illusions On Paper - DesignTAXI.com | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Artist Sketches Mind-Bending 3D-Illusions On Paper - DesignTAXI.com
Gerald Carey's insight:

Worth remembering that this is all done on paper.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

New Quilled Paper Anatomy by Lisa Nilsson | Colossal

New Quilled Paper Anatomy by Lisa Nilsson | Colossal | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Gerald Carey's insight:

Look at this picture closely. What an incredible amount of work!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Spooky Science: Make a Ghostly Illusion: Scientific American

Spooky Science: Make a Ghostly Illusion: Scientific American | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A visual Halloween trick from Scientific American...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Incredible Moving Optical Illusions By Brusspop

Incredible Moving Optical Illusions By Brusspop | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A great magician never reveals his secrets. But a great optical illusionist shares the tricks of the trade so generously...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Animation Without Drawing- Paper Creases Only

Animation Without Drawing- Paper Creases Only | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
No ink. No pencils. Just shadows and light on folded white paper.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Fabricated Paper Worlds

Fabricated Paper Worlds | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A few years ago, I featured Charles Clary’s paper sculptures in a post entitled “Layered Worlds.” At present, he has a new blog and artwork to view.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Barnacle Press: Papercraft - LA Times

Barnacle Press: Papercraft - LA Times | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

These are not your typical illusions but I felt they could be used to give the illusion of movement. Plus they are a fantastic activity! (The picture above is one of 15-20 different examples)

"These papercraft toys are from the LA Times' 'Junior Times' section, circa 1922-23. I'm really excited to add these to the Supplement, they're gorgeous little mechanical paper puppets. The subject matter is wide, ranging from cops and butchers, sports figures, cats, dogs, and birds. The art ranges from fairly realistic to delightfully cartoony, reminding me of the work of Rick Geary, which is to say that it's wonderful!"

more...
No comment yet.