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Optical Illusions and Art

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When thinking of artistic expression we have been conditioned to believe that it is completely separate from “left brain” engagement. As if the correct way to produce art is to utilize only a certain area of the brain and personality, this could not be further from the truth. Ask a painter or sketch artist about the angles of light on a subject or how to render the contours and shapes of a person’s face onto their canvas, ask a mix media artist about the technical setup of their display or a fashion designer about the importance of understanding measurement and the human body and you will draw a wholly different conclusion! Breaking down these perceived barriers are artists like Akinori Goto whose work with 3D printing and light is displayed in the video below. By using these tools and the Zoetrope effect the artist has created optical illusions and moving sculptures. Check it out!

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