15 Awesome Optical Illusions in Salvador Dali Paintings

Optical Illusions

One of the things we absolutely love here at Unreality is cool artwork.  And clearly one of the “coolest” artists of all time is none other than Salvador Dali.  Can you honestly say you’ve seen art that is similar to his?  I mean I’m not sure I’d put up any of his stuff in my own home but that doesn’t mean I don’t find it challenging and interesting.

And perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of his work is the “dual” elements contained within.  And by that I mean you can see art within art.  I absolutely love that stuff.  Some of it is tough to see however.  And in that regard we’ve got ourselves some optical illusions on our hands.

Here are 15 awesome optical illusions in Salvador Dali paintings….

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  1. You say that they wouldn’t be found in your house but I have swans reflecting elephants in the game room above my pool table and still haven’t found everything

  2. Some of these artworks are not from Dali, they are master pieces from Octavio Ocampo, see the below brief bio:

    Octavio Ocampo. Hidden Image Artwork.

    Octavio Ocampo paints the most amazing metamorphic art in the world. It is the most original art coming out of Mexico today. If you love Salvador Dali and Mexican art, you will love Octavio Ocampo. These wonderful images are available as posters and prints in a variety of sizes. When it comes to religious art, The Calvary and Miracle of the Roses are the most unique representations of Christ and the Virgin Mary that you will ever see. Experience the magic!

    Octavio Ocampo was born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico on February 28, 1943. Growing up in a family of designers, he first studied art as a boy. Professor Salvador Zuniga directed the local art school in his hometown. At the art school, Ocampo constructed “paper mache” figures for floats, altars and ornaments that were used during carnival parades and other festivals. By doing this, he learned about art composition, materials and techniques. In high school, Ocampo painted murals for the Preparatory School and the City Hall of Celaya. Ruth Rivera, daughter of artist and muralist Diego Rivera and Maria Luisa “La China” Mendoza saw his work and encouraged him to attend the School of Painting and Sculpture of the National Fine Art Institute.

    Octavio Ocampos’ talents were not limited to painting and sculpture, but also extended to acting and dancing. While at the Art Institute of San Francisco, he studied all these disciplines and pursued both a film and theater career. In 1976, he began to devote himself solely to painting and sculpture. He now work primarily in the metamorphic style – using a technique of superimposing and juxtaposing realistic and figurative details within the images that he creates. One has to look long & hard at Octavio’s paintings. The longer one looks at his work, the more that is revealed. Faces come into focus at a distance and metamorphose into something else entirely in close up. Flowers become faces, mountains speak to each other, and mourners over a coffin become the face of Christ. His works are full of symbolism, endlessly fascinating, each revealing a new facet, different to each viewer.

  3. Wow, seriously a nice presentation of his illusion pieces. I’m a huge fan and this is just one of the aspects of his stuff that I dig. Thanks for putting it all in one place.

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