Oral presentation: CURIOUS IMAGES

Now, I’m going to talk about curious images. There are lots of types of this, but I have chosen some of them. CHANGE I’m going to show you some types of optical illusions, impossible figures, hide images and curious paintings by Dalí and other artists. CHANGE

1. Cafewall
 Do you see parallel lines in the bottle? CHANGE  Well, this optical illusion is called cafewall because was discovered in the wall of a café by Richard Gregory and other collaborators.  It seems that the files aren’t been separated by parallel lines…but, as you can see in the second image, the lines are parallel.  It is caused by the different position of the black and white squares. CHANGE

2. Ouchi Illusion
Here you have to look the bottle and move your head around… When we move our head around while we are viewing picture, the bottle seems to move above the chequered background. CHANGE  It is called Ouchi illusion, because the Japanese Hajime Ouchi was its inventor. CHANGE
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3. Rot snake
This optical illusion is called rot snake because each round represents one snake on moving.  These are two examples of companies who use the rot snake to do adverts.  The picture on your left is an image of the campaign from of Time Force watches and on your right is a shop window of a Milano’s shop. CHANGE  This illusion is very good because the rounds are on moving all time.  Its inventor is Kitaoka and the popularity of his optical illusion has done that it has been used for different companies. CHANGE

4. Impossible figures
In 2004 Audi launched an advertising campaign to promote a new car. The slogan was “The progress isn’t an illusion” and it was based on the use of the impossible figures.  The campaign had: o Press adverts like the image on your left (with an impossible balcony). o And visual adverts, where the car went trough a city which has some impossible places. o The images on your right are examples of the city. Here, the pillars aren’t possible and here, the bridge is also impossible. CHANGE

5. Hide images
Here we have hide images, pictures that depending on each person there is one or another object.  Sometimes it’s difficult to see the second object but these pictures are easy.  On the first picture there is an Indian who has a black hair and a big nose… but we also see an Eskimo from behind.  The second picture is very well-known and I’m sure you have seen it lots of times. If we look it from left to right we see a rabbit and if we see it from right to left we see a duck.  And on the third we can see a face of a girl, and also, a man playing the saxophone. CHANGE

6. Dali’s paintings
Now, I’m going to show you some hide images in two Dalí paintings. CHANGE  “Swans representing elephants” (1937) o At first, we have swans representing elephants. Swan, in Catalan, means “cigne”. o Here, the title of the painting is already telling us the effect. o Swans are reflected on the water and their reflexes are elephants. o I think it’s a very good painting because the swans and their reflexes are perfect. CHANGE  “Paranoiac face” (1935) o The second is called Paranoiac face. o One day, Dalí, readimg his papers found this postcard. Quickly, he saw a human face on it and after being sure that this was by his imagination he decided to paint it. CHANGE o The result was it. In his painting we can see the face better because he has painted some trees for represent the hair (a characteristic that the postcard hasn’t). CHANGE

7. Other artists
And finally, I’m going to show you curious paintings by other artists. - John Pug  At first the paintings by John Pug.  They are really impressive because they seem real and walls aren’t destroyed.  That painter is specialist in doing murals of the Trompe l’oeil type. This type of optical illusions uses different techniques to get the perspective.  First mural is called “Seven point one” and it’s in California.  And the second mural is called “Academe” and is also of California. CHANGE - Paul N Grech  Second paintings are of a New York painter, Paul N Grech.  Here, we have Einstein and Beethoven faces which are composed by people or animals.  (Einstein) Here you can see one person, here another and here a duck.

(Beethoven) And there, you can see lots of farm workers including his hats. CHANGE - André Martin de Barros  And to finish, I show you the paintings of André Martin de Barros, a French painter, who paint men using fruits, books, flowers and trees.

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