Magic & realism – the two don’t really match, do they? But Rob Gonsalves, a Canadian painter of magic realism, demonstrates great skills in merging the two different worlds in his unique and surrealistic optical illusion artworks. Inspired by such great artists as Dali, Tanguy, Magritte and Escher, Gonsalves developed his own unique style by combining his architectural knowledge with the love for painting.

Magic & realism – the two don’t really match, do they? But Rob Gonsalves, a Canadian painter of magic realism, demonstrates great skills in merging the two different worlds in his unique and surrealistic optical illusion artworks. Inspired by such great artists as Dali, Tanguy, Magritte and Escher, Gonsalves developed his own unique style by combining his architectural knowledge with the love for painting.

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Staircase "  Patterns are formed when ones structural element, or functional operation is placed in a manner that creates flow and change. The combined parts are different then the separate parts. Perhaps the patterns are already in existence,..."

Staircase " Patterns are formed when ones structural element, or functional operation is placed in a manner that creates flow and change. The combined parts are different then the separate parts. Perhaps the patterns are already in existence,..."

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Oleg Shuplyak is a great oil painter from Ukraine whose art is simplistic yet cleverly uses people and the environment to create an illusion, mainly being a portrait.

Oleg Shuplyak is a great oil painter from Ukraine whose art is simplistic yet cleverly uses people and the environment to create an illusion, mainly being a portrait.

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Victor Vasarely. Vásárhelyi Győző, known as Victor Vasarely was an artist who is often regarded as the father of Op Art. He began to study medicine in Hungary, but left the race after two years. Wikipedia

Victor Vasarely. Vásárhelyi Győző, known as Victor Vasarely was an artist who is often regarded as the father of Op Art. He began to study medicine in Hungary, but left the race after two years. Wikipedia

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Guitar Reflection Optical Illusion - http://www.moillusions.com/guitar-reflection-optical-illusion/

Guitar Reflection Optical Illusion - http://www.moillusions.com/guitar-reflection-optical-illusion/

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Surrealist Rob Gonsalves, Canadian artist. My favourite is the one with the children going from their beds to flying over the countryside.

Surrealist Rob Gonsalves, Canadian artist. My favourite is the one with the children going from their beds to flying over the countryside.

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Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have teamed up to create an amazing series of portraits, using the natural lines of models’ faces to create illusionary forms.

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have teamed up to create an amazing series of portraits, using the natural lines of models’ faces to create illusionary forms.

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