Watch: Artist creates optical illusion on tree trunk; netizens in awe

The artist used trompe l’oeil, a realistic imagery technique, to create the optical illusion.

Optical illusion, viral optical illusion art, artist make the tree disappear in viral optical art, artists paint optical illusion in the forest, Indian ExpressThe video documenting the creation of the optical illusion garnered over 2.2 million views on Twitter.

Imagine walking through the woods and encountering a fairy figure spinning on a ball on a horizontally cut tree trunk, with the rest of the tree hovering above its head.

It seems impossible, but an anonymous artist has created a optical illusion it looks like this.

In a viral video that shows how this optical illusion was created, a man can be seen wrapping a piece of paper around a tree trunk. He then proceeds to draw the outline of a girl standing on a ball. The artist then blends the background of the image with the background of the actual location until it appears to be part of the environment. He finishes his work by painting the girl.

At the end, it looks like the girl was spinning on a ball as the tree trunk split into two parts. The video was posted on Twitter by a popular account that goes by the name of Gabriele Corno (@Gabriele_Corno) on Friday.

It managed to garner 2.2 million views in just 24 hours.

Commenting on the anonymous artist’s impeccable skills, a Twitter user wrote: “ok this is art I would love to see all over the gardens…incredibly smart and inventive”. Another user jokingly remarked, “Amazing talent, he could actually make a tree disappear…and that’s NOT a good thing when you’re running through the forest.”

The artist used trompe l’oeil, a realistic imagery technique, to create the optical illusion.

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First published on: 06/08/2022 at 16:21:27


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