Optical-Illusion Paintings

Blog mai 15, 2013
“Encerclement à dix,” Chapelle Jeanne d’Arc/Centre d’Art Contemporain, Thouars, France, 1999 Optical illusions painted on architectural spaces? Um, yes please! We’re crazy about Swiss artist Felice Varini’s large-scale anamorphic paintings, which transform from random swooshes to 3D-like geometric forms once the viewer finds the right focal point. The artist developed these mind-bending works in 1979, with smaller-scale paintings done in simple shapes. But he has gradually expanded his canvas to include spacious rooms, majestic exteriors,  and even an entire Swiss village, which he decorated with white-rimmed circles.
“Cercle et suite d’éclats,” Exposition sur le village, Vercorin, 2009
“Trois Triangles Oranges,” 2001
“Orangerie du cha‰teau de Versailles,” 2006 (Photo by André Morin)
“Carré aux seize disques,” Commande du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Centre national des arts plastiques, 2011
“Cinq Ellipses Ouvertes,” Exhibition: Constellation, En attendant l’ouverture, du Centre Pompidou, Metz 2009
Photos: courtesy of varini.org
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