Optical illusions never cease to amuse. Not everyone appreciates all kinds of art. Illusionary art, however is an exception. When a piece of chalk-drawn art makes you see something that you know isn’t there, you’re forced to appreciate the artist’s work. Pseudo-3D or illusionary art are found on sidewalks and in streets around the world courtesy of several gifted artists.
Following are photographs of ten of the most amazing works of illusionary 3D street art gathered from around the web. Each photograph is a piece of art in itself, taken from an appropriate angle wherefrom the illusion is visible, with people posing over the art so as to blend with it in the eyes of the camera.
Artist Edgar Mueller broke the sidewalk chalk-art convention and used paint to fabricate this remarkable 3D illusion.
Fortunately for the poor old man scrambling up the side of the pit, he’s not real.
Everything about this fantastic piece of 3D street art calls for an involuntary “what the hell?”
Another Edgar Mueller masterpiece painted on a pier in Ireland.
Maybe this is where the ships that get caught in the Bermuda Triangle end up.
Looks like Goliath dropped his Coke.
Their smiles are what gave the illusion away. You don’t smile when you’re raft is on a collision course with a crocodile.
Stairway to Alcohol
Art that may serve to amusing most others but will most likely inflict severe psychological trauma on a recovering alcoholic.
When life holds you down, draw a stairway!
An innovative piece of 3D street art and a possible alternative to human cloning.
Author Sameed Khan