"It wasn't a lie, it was ineptitude with insufficient cover." Don Draper
Overheard at Lem's:
Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...Definitely an animal face- I see a kitty.
The kitty is obvious in that Santana debut album -- but can you see others?
The story behind the cover art.
elvish faces... some legs. more human faces. Human faces with giant sprigs of whiskers extruding...
Salvador Dali made several of these pictures in pictures using several different mediums.I don't know if there's a word to describe the technique in the art worldNieuw Amsterdam (Bust of White Eagle)Bust of Velázquez Turning into Three Figures ConversingFace of Mae West
Played this album a lot in college.
Can of Cheese, look again. Those legs belong to a body with it's arms folded and his head bent down. I see 8 faces total.
My eye sight ain't great. So - woman with a skirt?> what's going on in kitties mouth?
Here's a larger view of the Santana cover
thanks - I see 8 faces total. Is this an eye test?I still cannot figure out what's inside the mouth. It's a twap.
Here's some detail of the Bust of VelasquezDali painted a copy of Velazquez's 'Las Meninas' on the forehead.
The mouth is the upper chest of the figure. The bottom teeth cover the breast, the upper teeth form a necklace. The lips form crossed arms.
OK - yeah.
If there's a term for that technique in the art world, I don't know it and couldn't find it. It also took a 5 second delay for my brain to register that the "muse called Mary Jane" wasn't the woman she first appeared to be. But I did manage to find the 8 faces, preferring the album cover to the original poster.I wasn't familiar with any of three Dali's linked, appreciating them all and experiencing the Mae West one as most unsettling, verging on the creepiness mentioned in the other post. The Bust of White Eagle came through as dynamic. There was another intriguing picture by Dali of Dali under face illusions: http://brainden.com/images/dali-illusion-big.jpg
There's an actual Mae West room at The Dali museum in Spain.
MamaM said...If there's a term for that technique in the art world, I don't know it and couldn't find it.Trompe l'oeil? Highlights Hidden Pictures?
In general I think this falls under the category of Surrealism, but that's about it.
Optical illusion is the only thing I can find but this type of art deserves it's own name. Maybe German's have a word for it. OTOH 'German's have a word for it' should have it's own word.
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