Sunday, June 13, 2010

Optical Illusions by Escher

This Moebius Ring is formed out of ants walking forever and covering both sides of the ring. Anybody who sees for the first time will thinkg it is impossible and will search for an answer. The logic is that any ring you take can be cut, and connected, after you rotated one end of it for 180 degrees. Result will be Moebius Ring that you can follow with your finger, starting on one side, passing other side as you go on, returning you to the starting point – and so on infinitely! Please check more Escher Inspired Optical Illusions

M.C.Escher was a Dutch Graphic Artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature “Impossible constructions, explorations of infinity architecture and tessellations. Escher's first print of an impossible reality was “Still Life and Street”, 1937. His artistic expression was created from images in his mind, rather than directly from observations and travels to other countries. Well known examples of his work also include Drawing Hands, a work in which two hands are shown, each drawing the other; Sky and Water, in which light plays on shadow to morph the water background behind fish figures into bird figures on a sky background; and Ascending and Descending, in which lines of people ascend and descend stairs in an infinite loop, on a construction which is impossible to build and possible to draw only by taking advantage of Quirks of Perception and perspective