Optical Illusion

Optical illusions to perfection

Albert Einstein Marilyn Monroe Illusion

When you look at this picture close range you see Albert Einstein. Now stand up and take several steps back, roughly 15 feet away, It will become Marilyn Monroe.
Double Picture Illusion

A double picture illusion which results in different things for different people.
Sphere Size Illusion

A visual illusion of two spheres. Does one appear to be larger than the other? Both of the spheres are the same size.
Elevator Floor or Long Drop?

A very neat optical illusion elevator floor. So clever you would think twice before stepping into this elevator.
Right or Left Window

Is this window on the right or left of this building?
Wavy Lines Illusion

Are these lines straight and parallel? Use a straight edge to test what you see.
Graffiti Stairs Illusion

In this subway, this guy spray painted the wall to appear as an illusion of the stairs coming out of the wall.
Interesting Object

Here we have an object that may have been photoshopped.
Rotating Dot Whirlpool

Try staring at this for more than 5 seconds without going crazy. Then try following it around! Curves constantly die out and then re-evolve as part of another curve.
The Bezold Effect

The Bezold effect is an optical illusion, where a color may appear different depending on its relation to adjacent colors.
Barber Pole illusion

The Barber pole illusion is a visual illusion that reveals biases in the processing of visual motion in the human brain.
Gradient illusion

Simultaneous Contrast Illusion. The horizontal gray bar is the same shade throughout.
Ponzo Illusion

In the Ponzo illusion the converging parallel lines tell the brain that the image higher in the visual field is further away therefore the brain perceives the image to be larger, although the two images hitting the retina are the same size.
Face Vase

In this illusion the figure and the ground are reversible in all ways.
Kanizsa Triangle

In the accompanying figure a white equilateral triangle is perceived… but in fact none is drawn. This effect is known as a subjective or illusory contour.
The Penrose Triangle

The Penrose triangle is considered the impossible figure. The Penrose triangle appears to be solid on the page, but it cannot be built.
The Spinning Dancer

The Spinning Dancer appears to move both clockwise and counter-clockwise. Stare at her long enough and you will be able to see her rotate both ways.
The Lilac Chaser aka Pac-Man Illusion

Lilac chaser is a visual illusion, also known as the Pac-Man illusion.
Glass Tesseract Animation

This is an interesting illusion animation. It has a very neat effect.
Realistic Dice Illusion

As you look at these dice, try to determine if they are standing up, or laying flat.
Black Dot Optical Illusion

Stare at the dark dot in the center for 10 seconds… Now move your head forward and backward. As your head moves closer to your monitor and then back away from your monitor, the circles will appear to be spinning.
Moving Spiral Illusion

Stare at the center for 10 seconds and begin moving your eyes around the outer perimeter… Does it appear to be moving, shimmering, or just making you dizzy?
Elephant Leg Illusion

How many legs does this elephant have? 4, 5, 6, maybe 7?
Crazy Line Illusion

Analyze the 2 Purple lines. Do they appear to be Straight Or Crooked?
Crazy Objective Schematic Illusion

Is it possible to build this gadget? Look Closely and try to determine the orientation of the picture!
Tallest Soldier Illusion

Can You Pick Out the Tallest Soldier? Did You Find Him? Hmm… They Are All the Same Height!
Landscape Of Faces Illusion

Do You See A Landscape of Faces? There are quite a bit. See how many you can count.
Impossible Monumental Columns

Are the columns square or round? Will they support anything?
Schematics Confusion

Try to determine the orientation of the items! Perception is off a little… Look Closely! This one will leave your mind confused…
Reversible Picture

What do you see in each picture after it is flipped… Look Closely!