Sunday Morning Illusions

Sunday Morning Illusions

Apologies for my negligence in the past weeks on the illusion front. I promise I have something awesome to make up for it. Donna stumbled across a 17th century manuscript investigating mathmatical properties of perspective. La Pespective Curieuse by Jean François Niceron is a massive volume containing formulae and musings on drawing in perspective, reflections, distortions and projection.

Below are some of the plates contained within the work. Mathematically stunning work.

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Ryan Consell is a skeptical artist, tap-dancing armorer, juggling scientist, rock-climbing writer, sword-fighting math teacher, uni-cycling gamer, fire-spinning academic and devout nerd. He has a Masters in Applied science, most of a bachelors in Fine Arts, and a very short attention span. He is the author of How Not to Poach a Unicorn and half of the masochistic comedy duo that is Creative Dissonance. Follow him on Twitter @StudentofWhim

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  1. The precision of these drawings is absolutely stunning. It’s not like he had rulers handily available to measure that stuff out (did he? 17th century…). Regardless, a precise hand and a good eye.

    Top one is definitely my favorite.

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