Tag Archives: Optical Illusions

1860: Sara Paambu

A dhaman (rat snake) (ptyas mucosus), Tiruchirappalli, ca.1860 (source) In Tamil, the snake’s name is sara paambu.

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1874: Escaping Criticism

Pere Borrell del Caso: Escaping Criticism (1874) (source)

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2017: May I Help You?

Anton Egorov: Impossible Interior (2107) (source)

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1685: Lift Up Thine Eyes

The masterful trompe l’oeil frescos on the (flat) ceilings of the Church of Sant’ Ignazio di Loyola in Rome were painted by Andrea Pozzo in 1685. One depicts the apotheosis of St Ignatius—he rises up out of the ceiling into … Continue reading

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