Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Letter O

O is for Optical Illusions


What you see isn’t always what you get!

Since ancient times, humans have known that immediate perception is not a reading of physical reality. Vision is the most creative act that a human being is capable of. Seeing is depicting the world on the living canvas of our mind. As we depict well only what we really know, our mind is both the canvas and the artist. In this creative process, the eyes represent nothing other than a medium with which our mind interprets and reconstructs our near environment. Some illusions teach us to doubt and to question the many appearances of the reality - they are a kind of school of life!





8 comments:

loverofwords said...

I am enjoying your blog and am a new follower. Illusion and perception are so interesting to contemplate.

loverofwords said...

I am enjoying your blog and am a new follower. Illusion and perception are so interesting to contemplate.

Ornery's Wife said...

INteresting illusion pictures. I have seen the first, but never the others. It is always fun to try to find all the "hidden" parts.

Happy O Day!
tm

Kathy Wiechman said...

Wow! The eyes can play tricks, tease, & make us see beyond what is there. Thanks.
Kathy @ Swagger Writers

Lucy said...

Oh, how true, we don't always see things so clearly. Lucy from Lucy's Reality

sue said...

Are you familiar with the Rorschach psychological test?

F K said...

Help! I don't see the last one. I mean, I can only see the Mona Lisa

Dawn Marie said...

F.K, there is a cat laying against the Mona Lisa's neck