Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rousse's Illusions


French artist Georges Rousse has been creating single-perspective illusions for several decades now. What appears to be a two dimensional design floating in front of a room is really an unadulterated photo of a painted room. Creating these illusions requires careful choices in site selection, photography, perspective, painting, and lighting.


This video, (link to YouTube) reveals the day-by-day effort required to achieve one of his installations in a narrow, window-filled room in Miyagi, Japan.

The second half of the video is a time lapse sequence showing the effect of changing light, with the camera locked into position. Finally the camera drifts out of position to show the illusion off-axis.

2 comments:

Karen Robinson said...

Wow. It would never have occurred to me to do such a thing, i wonder how he thought of this concept in the first place? this is from someone who still finds 2 point perspective on a 2d surface a challenge on occasions.

Gavin said...

I like these illusions in perspective. Channel 4 TV (in the UK) have done something similar for years, using computer graphics : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CVdllN67OQ