This is yet another interesting impossible figures illusion from the impossible world website of Vicente Meavilla SeguÍ. This peculiar artwork cannot exist in reality. I can see lots of geometric figures and I find the figures puzzling. The first time that I saw this impossible figures illusion of Vicente’s, I wasn’t sure whether I was seeing a 2 dimensional or a 3 dimensional picture.
About the Eights
I have discovered that there are variety of cues used to form a three dimensional representation of the figure of interest. These include interposition, height-in-the-field, linear perspective, texture gradient, size, shading, and atmospheric perspective. Combinations of these elements can create illusions of depth in a picture. I believe that impossible figures have special features which classify them as a separate class of optical illusions.
About the Author
Vicente Meavilla SeguÍ was born in Mahón, Spain on April 26 1949. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Mathematics from the University of Zaragoza in Spain and a Doctorate Degree in Arts, Pedagogy from the Autonomous University of Barcelona Spain. Vicente has extensive knowledge of mathematics. He researched the influence of social interactions on the learning of school algebra. He also knows the history of mathematics as a didactic resource.
Vicente is the author of seven books about the history of mathematics and one book about Discrete Mathematics. He has also written numerous articles about the teaching and learning of math and has given communications and reports on the same subject in national and international conferences. At the end of 2004, a new book entitled “Figuras Imposibles” by Vicente Meavilla was published. His style may be set in a surrealistic framework. His technique is pointillism and he uses felt-tip pens to color his compositions. The subject of most of his work is centered mainly on impossible figures.
Thank you very much Vicente Meavilla SeguÍ for allowing us to post and share your impossible figures. If you wish to learn more about his marvelous works, you can go and visit his website.