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Another 15 Amazing 3D Street Illusions (3d street, street illusions) - ODDEE

Another 15 Amazing 3D Street Illusions (3d street, street illusions) - ODDEE | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Advertisement or plain art, meet another 15 of the most awesome pieces of pavement 3D work. (3d street, street illusions)
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Some more street illusions from various artists.

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3D Optical illusions Art Pictures and Eye Magic Images

3D Optical illusions Art Pictures and Eye Magic Images | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

These 3D Optical illusions Art, Paintings, Posters, Pictures and Stereograms use a mind trick in which apparent image information gathered through eye processed by brain give a delusion perception that does not tally with a physical measurement reality. Here under are the three different types of Optical Illusions:

Literal Illusions that create images that are different from the objects that make them.Physiological Illusions that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type (brightness, tilt, color, movement)Cognitive Illusions where the eye and brain make unconscious inferences. They are also known as "mind games".

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Nice collection of various optical illusions including street chalk, advertising and ones that appear to move.

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Sam3′s Graffiti Art

Sam3′s Graffiti Art | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Street artist Sam3 is internationally known for his silhouette paintings on building walls seen in Lisbon, Barcelona and beyond.
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Sam3 making the streets more interesting...

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Chalk artists create 3D illusions on the the streets of Atlantic City — NewsWorks

Chalk artists create 3D illusions on the the streets of Atlantic City — NewsWorks | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
On Indiana Avenue near Bally s Casino in Atlantic City a giant centipede crawled out of a yawning black hole in the pavement where a sewer cover had been dislodged But instead of running away a
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Nice slideshow of a recent 3D chalk art display in Atlantic City.

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Great street illusions....

Great street illusions.... | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
I love the idea of spreading images across railings.  Here is how it looks when it is done really well....enjoy!    
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Eduardo Relero’s Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions

Eduardo Relero’s Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Eduardo Relero, 48, is an Argentinian street artist who creates amazing optical illusions on the pavement of various cities around the world...

[More from the same artist - where does he get the time?]

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These Artistic Optical Illusions Will Blow Your Mind

These Artistic Optical Illusions Will Blow Your Mind | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Whether mathematically-inspired or not, optical illusions in art are more common than you may think. 

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Optical Illusions

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Great set of artistic optical illusions.

Lots of street work, impossible windows and perspectives.

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Stunning 3D Illusions Street Art | Gallery

Stunning 3D Illusions Street Art | Gallery | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Everyone loves 3D illusions right? Well how about 3D illusions in street art form. These absolutely stunning pieces of street art are all made for real, no photoshop work or anything, just some real hard work and standing at the right angle to get the real effect

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Juxtapoz Magazine - Street Illusions in Sao Paulo by BOA MISTURA | Current

Juxtapoz Magazine - Street Illusions in Sao Paulo by BOA MISTURA | Current | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

We love a good surprise in our morning Inbox, and this urban text project from Madrid's BOA MISTURA done in Sao Paulo was a nice treat. The collective took the winding streets Vila Brâsilandia and transformed them into colorful transformations of place and space, adding a bit of an optical illusion in text along the way.

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Illusions Right Beneath Your Feet

Illusions Right Beneath Your Feet | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Former NASA advanced space illustrator Kurt Wenner specializes in painstakingly rendered street paintings that fool the eye and hurt the brain.

Unbelievable set of pavement illusions.

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STREET ART ILLUSION

Series of photos showing 'impossible' street art.

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You Must See These Sidewalk Chalk Art Illusions

You Must See These Sidewalk Chalk Art Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
For most people, a sidewalk is a convenient way to get from here to there and the best use for an asphalt parking lot is to park your automobile. For a sidewalk chalk artist, these surfaces are viewed in a completely different light. They represent blank canvases awaiting temporary masterpieces to be drawn onto them.…
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These chalk drawings (what an understatement) are becoming incredibly complex pieces of art. Magnificent.

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Reebok CrossFit: Guinness World Record for Largest 3D Street Art - YouTube

Today Reebok CrossFit, a revolutionary strength and conditioning programme, teamed up with artists 3D Joe and Max to break the Guinness World Record for the ...
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An old video but a good example of 3D art.

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The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek | Colossal

The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek | Colossal | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
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Very clever but abstract.

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STREET ART UTOPIA » We declare the world as our canvas

STREET ART UTOPIA » We declare the world as our canvas | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
We declare the world as our canvas
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Collections of some very clever street art...

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10 Really Clever Street Art Illusions (+ 2 Bonus Pieces) - My Modern Metropolis

10 Really Clever Street Art Illusions (+ 2 Bonus Pieces) - My Modern Metropolis | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Over the last year or so, there's been a rise in really clever street art in places all over the world. Today, we've rounded up 10 of the best (plus 2 extra w…
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Fantastic street art illusions.

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Fantastic 3D Illusion Street Art | Asia News – Politics, Media, Education | Asian Correspondent

Fantastic 3D Illusion Street Art | Asia News – Politics, Media, Education | Asian Correspondent | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Madrid-based street artist Eduardo Relero is not only a talented 3D illusionist but an enthralling storyteller as well. [The street art is getting better - GC]

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Elizabeth Otis's curator insight, January 25, 2:40 AM

The art that you see in these pictures are amazing. I wonder how long it takes the artist to do something like this. I also wonder how much he gets paid for something like this. 

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You Won't Believe These 3D Chalk Illusions!

You Won't Believe These 3D Chalk Illusions! | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
At first glance, street artist Julian Beever's sidewalk creations look like unfinished chalk drawings of oddly morphed animals or landscapes.
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New Street Art from Nomerz | Colossal

New Street Art from Nomerz | Colossal | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Street art?

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New Masking Tape Illusions by Aakash - My Modern Metropolis

New Masking Tape Illusions by Aakash - My Modern Metropolis | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
It's amazing how many illusions one can create with just some colored masking tape!
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Mind Your Step Stockholm!

Mind Your Step Stockholm! | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
“Mind Your Step” is a large-scale optical illusion placed in a public square by Erik Johansson. Notes about the project by Johnasson (published on his website): [...] For a long time I have been doing creative retouch and surreal montages.
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The Crevasse - Making of 3D Street Art

http://www.metanamorph.com In Dun Laoghaire the "Festival of World Culture" took place from 21. to 24. of August 2008. Edgar Müller has followed the invitation and continued his series of large-sized 3D Street Art there. For this year's Festival of World Cultures renowned German street painting artist Edgar Müller transformed a huge slice of the East Pier into a dramatic ice age scene. This project was supported by the Goethe Institution Germany.

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