Category Archives: Art

The Young Intellectual

Here’s a piece of art I bought in Cuba: A small reproduction of “Intelectual o Joven Intelectual” by Marcelo Pogolotti, 1937. The original is in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

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Intelectual o Joven Intelectual, 1937

Pogolotti lost his vision the year following this painting. He died in Havana in 1988.

WATCH: This perspective-shifting painting does terrible things to your brain

Patrick Hughes specializes in these “Reverspective” paintings. As you move around the painting, the room in the painting appears to move with you.

I wonder if the effect works as well when you see it in real-life 3D.