Fooling the Eye: Art Installations by Felice Varini

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Anamorphic art makes a distorted projection of an image that can be viewed as a coherent image only from a particular vantage point. Artist Felice Varini is famous for his anamorphic art installations, which create real world effects that look much like digital ones. Seen from the proper angle, the world seems overlaid with geometric patterns. Seen from another, the illusion is revealed: fragments of the image are painted directly on walls and other surfaces in the space. Varini has painted outdoors and indoors, in beautiful historic churches and modern office buildings, creating magic that fools and amuses the eye.

Born in 1952 in Locarno, Switzerland, Varini lives in Paris. Scroll down for some more of his amazing installations.

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Quatre triangles pour deux fenêtres, Rue Édouard VII

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Musée des Beaux Arts, Nancy, France

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Three Ellipses for Three Locks, Cardiff Bay Barrage

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Cercle et suite d’éclats, Vercorin, Switzerland

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