Monday, January 19, 2009

Geometry

Felice Varini does these amazing paintings in architectural spaces:

Viewed from most angles, they seem like arbitrary fragments.

But from exactly the right angle, you see a a perfect geometric shape.
These blue patches become ...

this.

And a few red stripes in an office building become a

perfect ellipse.
It is all a matter of perspective ...
(found via yatzer)

9 comments:

Sarah said...

That's so clever! I want to try it in my hall-or somewhere bigger!

Linda Sue said...

what a great , I mean GREAT- find Anairam! Love this stuff! Makes my brain go "huh?"
Hope you are well!
Cheers to you, good finder!

svetlana said...

Very nice and cool. I do not think they will allowing me to paint this in my appartiment building. Even better I do like your potatoe bag with stripes. Even now I am sewing a bag for me to keep my potatoes in the dark. Because you know we eat many potatoe in Russia.
Also with the stripes on the bag I put the very nice red star. This is for Mr Obama!

Anonymous said...

Just up my alley. Incredible! Love the ellipse. Made me think of Galileo who made the earth move, and Tycho Brahe with his silver nose...

Stardust said...

Wow. Interesting! But I won't paint any geometry at my unfinished staircase ; )

My Castle in Spain said...

absolutely fabulous...i love all these effects of perspective

wishing you a great day today !
:-)

kendalee said...

How clever! Love optical illusiony stuff.

Anairam said...

sarah - Let us know of the results!

linda sue - Oh, I would love to add the title of Good Finder to my CV! It sounds quite biblical, a litle like the Good Shepherd. In fact, I do have two sheep, beaded ones. Oh, I'm going right off the point now ...

svetlana - I am glad you like Mr Obama too, but I think you should add more stars! 49 more! I also think you must make Boris the Bear a little potato bag, then he can have bread and vodka and potatoes for lunch!

anonymous - I sort of thought you might like it! (I had to google Tycho Brahe. Weird man. With that silver/copper nose.) This stuff also reminds me of the current William Kentridge exhibition (at Goodman Gallery Cape- where some of the sculptures look like arbitrary bits of metal - but when you view it from the right angle a figure or face emerges!

stardust - Yes, I was wondering how he got permission to paint in old cathedrals (the one looks a little bit like that) and other buildings. Maybe the paint comes off easily?

mcis - Oh, thank you, Lala! I hope you have a lovely week!

kendalee - Yes, me too! It is magical, isn't it?

●• Tiny Red said...

really cool!!!