I absolutely love the design and colors in this optical illusion by Akiyoshi Kitaoka. The illusion of waving motion is quite amusing to look at. Akiyoshi delivers a clever work of art that fellow optical illusion artists find inspiring. This masterpiece deserves a rate of five stars.
About the Primrose’s Field Illusion
The Primrose’s Field Illusion was created by Akiyoshi Kitaoka. This checkered background consists of squares that appear to wave with motion. This optical illusion work is quite mesmerizing to look at. It also intensifies the excitement of the spectators once they recognize the illusion of wave movement.
About The Artist
Akiyoshi Kitaoka is a Psychology professor at the College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan and is recognized for his numerous awards. In 1984, he received a BSC from the Department of Biology, University of Tsukuba in Tsukuba, Japan and received a PhD degree from the Institute of Psychology, University of Tsukuba in 1991. Akiyoshi received the Gold Prize in the 9th L’ORÉAL Art and Science of Color Prize in 2006 and the Award for Original Studies from the Japanese Society of Cognitive Psychology in 2007.
Akiyoshi also has a variety of illusion works displayed on his webpage. His most popular piece of work is the “Rotating Snakes” which was created in 2003, depicting an image of the optimized Fraser-Wilcox illusion. Before Akiyohsi experimented with visual illusions, he first studied animal psychology, particularly the burrowing behavior of rats and mice, as well as the electrophysiology or neuronal activity of the inferior temporal cortex in macaque monkeys.
Akiyoshi wrote more than ten books about visual illusion designs. He extensively studies visual illusions including geometrical shape illusions, lightness illusions, color illusions, motion illusions, and other visual phenomena such as visual completion or perceptual transparency.
Thank you Akiyoshi Kitaoka for allowing us to post and share the Primrose’s Field Illusion. If you wish to see more of Akiyoshi’s visual illusion works, you can visit his website.