Sunday Morning Illusion

Why is this an Illusion? Well, let’s check Da Vinci’s notebook.

Leonardo's diagram

We can clearly see that the above image is an anamorphic projection as viewed from the d-point. When viewed from another angle, it looks like this.

For those that can’t understand why I brought Da Vinci into this, check out an old post.

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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


  1. January 15, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Cool! 🙂

  2. January 15, 2012 at 8:50 am

    *giggling madly*

  3. January 15, 2012 at 11:23 am


  4. January 16, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Umm. I suddenly realized something. Is this a illusion junky trap?

    “No, to see it you have to stand in the middle of the road, 15 feet from the crossing!”

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