In a post yesterday I played a little bit with perspectives. It was a simple line drawing. If you looked at it one way, you would see a duck, but if you looked at it another way, it looked like a rabbit.
That reminded me of one of my favorite “double vision” works of art.
Raise your hand if you’ve seen this before.
This 1892 drawing, called “All is Vanity,” is the work of American illustrator Charles Allan Gilbert. It employs a double image (or visual pun) showing a woman admiring herself in a mirror while sitting at a vanity. But when viewed from a distance, it appears to be a human skull.
What do you see when you look at it? I see a woman sitting at her vanity, but if I take my glasses off, I see a skull.
Hmm. Maybe I should have titled this post “Poor Vision.”