At first glance, this painting seems to depict just a person painting in a field, but upon closer inspection (or by taking a few steps back), you’ll see a face appear. Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak’s specializes in optical illusion oil paintings, which make extensive use of strategically placed objects, coloring, shadows, and composition. You’ll see faces of famous historical figures, such as Salvador Dali and naturalist Charles Darwin. Continue reading to see more.
“I do have to admit that, in some of his creations, I had to take a step closer because the faces popped out at me first. It’s only upon closer inspection that I recognized that the actual figures have contorted themselves and that the perfectly draped fabrics work cooperatively to produce the second image,” says My Modern Met.