Sunday, December 04, 2005

Fooling the eyes

Incredible Fresco, Glory of Saint Ignatius fresco painted by Andrea Pozzo in 1685, in the nave vault of St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Rome, Italy, September 2005, Pentax Optio 555, Exposure 1/30 sec @ f2.8, ISO 400, no flash, © Steven Crisp

I am amazed at the ability of some artists to turn two dimensions into three dimensions for the human eye. Can you not see arms and limbs reaching out of this picture? And yet it is only an illusion, but such a beautiful one it is.

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