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 Art of Sandro Del Prete
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Swiss illusion artist Sandro Del Prete (left) and Al Seckel (right) working on Your Mind's Eye.

     Swiss artist Sandro Del Prete is a master at creating impossible and ambiguous scenes. Although many people belive that his work draws its inspiration from the opus of M.C. Escher, in fact, the two styles are quite different. Del Prete also creates illusionary sculptures as well.

     Del Prete has published two books that contain his illusion drawings.

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"Folded Chess Set"

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Between Illusion and Reality"

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"The Railway Bridge"

     The three examples shown above depict impossible scenes.

 

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"Festival of Bacchus"

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"Leonardo Da Vinci"

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"Gesture of a Ballerina"

     The three examples above are perceptually ambiguous. In other words, the image that you perceive can have more than one interpretation.

    In "The Festival of Bacchus" (on the left) the two figures that Bacchus is holding become incorporated into his face as he lifts them up.

    Look closely at Leonardo's face and the image that he is drawing. Do you note any similarities?

    The hand becomes a ballerina in "Gesture of a Ballerina."

 

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