Tuesday, July 12, 2011

In the Media: Optical Illusion in Paris

“Who to Believe” by French artist François Abelanet is a large scale optical illusion (anamorphosis) installed in front of Paris City Hall. When viewed from a specific angle (as shown above), the 100 meter long grass installation appears to be a much smaller three-dimensional sphere. However, at another angle (see below), the illusion is broken and the sphere becomes nothing more than a very oddly shaped road median.  This French language video from Paris.fr shows how the installation was built.

Photos: Déborah Lesage
Via: Paris, Reddit

"Vous êtes ailleurs" ou à l'Hôtel de Ville ? by mairiedeparis

1 comment:

  1. that is one nice optical illusion on the street. but out of curiousity i am question why is there a white like triangle? what is that?

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