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The Art of Optical Illusion: When Two Paintings Merge into One

1-Oleg-ShuplyakThroughout the ages, artwork has often been known to take on dual realities or multiple meanings, but these paintings by Oleg Shuplyak take that notion to a whole new level. At first glance, these paintings seem like normal landscapes. Suddenly, though, famous faces will jump out at you from the background of each painting. Or, if your mind’s eye is wired the other way, you might notice the face at first and watch the finer details of the landscape emerge afterward.

Though Shuplyak studied architecture at the Lviv Polytechnic Institute in Ukraine, it’s obvious his passion is painting. His art reflects complex constructions that are similar to the precision of an architect crafted into amazing optical illusions he is now famous for. Check out Shuplyak’s gallery on Optical Spy.

How many of these famous figures from art and culture can you recognize?

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So who or what did you see?
 
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