Optical illusions are always fun and fascinating as they trick our brains into perceiving things differently than they actually are. It may sound cliché, but illusion drawings are our reminder that the things we see are not always as they seem.

Ukrainian artist Oleg Shupliak surely knows how mind-bending eye tricks can be as he specializes in creating them. The 52-year-old artist was an architecture student and in the course, he learned how to create images within other images. As he was fascinated by this technique, in his free time, he began to paint famous figures from art and culture blurred with landscapes, and that's how his illusion paintings were born.

Each of these unique artworks is beautiful on their own as they have detailed artistry on display but the most fascinating part is that the more you stare at them, the more you'll see. Behind carefully placed characters, objects, coloring, and shadows, there is a second image concealed cleverly so his beautiful paintings require a double-take before the hidden images reveal themselves.

In his cool artworks, Shupliak includes famous figures from art and culture (or sometimes even science!) such as John Lennon, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, Newton, and many more, therefore these creative ideas already seem familiar to us even though we see them for the first time.

Take a few moments to enjoy each artwork and you'll be surprised how every detail reveals itself as you look!

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#1

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

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Mani Menon
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2 years ago

My favourite!!!!

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#2

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

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A Rose Among Thorns
Community Member
2 years ago

Ingenious!

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#3

Claude Monet "A Windy Day"

Claude Monet "A Windy Day"

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Estimation
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2 years ago

this one took me a moment :')

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#4

Venice

Venice

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Erika Drewke
Community Member
2 years ago

I love it!

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#5

White Stork

White Stork

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
2 years ago

Simple and beautiful.

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#6

Ernest Hemingway "The Old Man And Big Fish"

Ernest Hemingway "The Old Man And Big Fish"

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Estimation
Community Member
2 years ago

he's so chill with that fish

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#7

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

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Jaguarundi
Community Member
2 years ago

Seeing this painting in person moved me to tears, this is a wonderful homage to it.

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#8

The Girl Reading Salvador Dalí

The Girl Reading Salvador Dalí

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A Rose Among Thorns
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing!!

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#9

John Lennon "Imagine"

John Lennon "Imagine"

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Alexandra
Community Member
2 years ago

this is so coool

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#10

Diduch

Diduch

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

This gives me such cool fairytale vibes

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#11

Vincent Van Gogh "Langlois Bridge At Arles"

Vincent Van Gogh "Langlois Bridge At Arles"

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Dani
Community Member
2 years ago

Another awesome one!

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#12

Self-Portrait With Muse

Self-Portrait With Muse

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Vic
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is truly beautiful!

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#13

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

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Tal Jamchi
Community Member
2 years ago

I love how it's drawn in Leonardo Da Vinci's style!

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#14

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

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Dani
Community Member
2 years ago

Took me a second! Beautifully done!

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#15

Ernest Hemingway "View Over Kilimanjaro"

Ernest Hemingway "View Over Kilimanjaro"

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
2 years ago

Hills like White Elephants.

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#16

Newton In The Garden Of Ideas

Newton In The Garden Of Ideas

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Pamela Scott
Community Member
2 years ago

Why do I want to add kathunk in a comic book bubble to this 9ne

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#17

Vincent Van Gogh "Sunflowers"

Vincent Van Gogh "Sunflowers"

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A Rose Among Thorns
Community Member
2 years ago

I love how the artist hid the painters in their own works.

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#18

Taras Shevchenko

Taras Shevchenko

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Dani
Community Member
2 years ago

Okay. I've decided. This is my favorite.

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#19

Strength Is Within Us. We Are The Force!

Strength Is Within Us. We Are The Force!

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Just saying
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, very cool.

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#20

Birth Of Jesus

Birth Of Jesus

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Tal Jamchi
Community Member
2 years ago

This is amazing

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#21

Impression Of Claude Monet

Impression Of Claude Monet

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#22

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne

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Estimation
Community Member
2 years ago

paul disapproves

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#23

Muse Kisses

Muse Kisses

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Estimation
Community Member
2 years ago

this is so cute

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#24

Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"

Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"

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Vic
Community Member
2 years ago

Intelligent work!!

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#25

Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin

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Major Houlihan Bear
Community Member
2 years ago

This is the best one! Acrimboldo is alliiive

#26

Bohdan Lepky

Bohdan Lepky

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Lucinda Overhoussen
Community Member
2 years ago

This would make a wonderful Christmas card for anyone that hangs their cards up. It'll take them a moment to see it.

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#27

Self-Portrait Under Lime Trees

Self-Portrait Under Lime Trees

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Erika Drewke
Community Member
2 years ago

Thats creative!

#28

Ivan Aivazovsky

Ivan Aivazovsky

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Erika Drewke
Community Member
2 years ago

Its so pretty

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#29

Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"

Leonardo Da Vinci "Mona Lisa"

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Tal Jamchi
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is so cool because it's the Mona Lisa within a Da Vinci portrait

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#30

Auguste Renoir "Ashamed"

Auguste Renoir "Ashamed"

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Neal Evans
Community Member
2 years ago

Awww , it's not that bad

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#31

N. V. Gogol "Vakula's Flight"

N. V. Gogol "Vakula's Flight"

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#32

Taras Shevchenko "Wide Dnieper River"

Taras Shevchenko "Wide Dnieper River"

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#33

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam

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Vic
Community Member
2 years ago

So many details in 1 picture.. astounding!!

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#34

Spirit Of Freedom

Spirit Of Freedom

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n Y
Community Member
2 years ago

You're a wonderful artist!

#35

Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich

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Katina Farmer
Community Member
2 years ago

who did these?

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