Yes, but only the ones in my peripheral vision. If I look at one that's moving dead on, it stops still but the ones next to it get going. 'Splain that, Lucy.
2003-07-29 08:57 am (UTC)
The white/black light bulb shapes give the pictures the illusion of a spiral, because it is merely an illusion and not actually a hard lined spiral, your eyes have difficulty process the two different lines (one being the actual drawn lines, the other being the alluded to lines of the spiral) because this is slightly confusing, your mind interpets it as motion. Does that make any sense?
The reason why when you look dead on at it you see no motion is that the drawn lines become the predominate shape you eye see, one shpae=no motion.
Oh yea, and understand what is happening does not keep it from happening, the thing I love about this form of art.
I suggest checking out Victor Vasarely and the Op-Art movement of the 50's and 60's. There are some really cool pieces out there.
Oh, I grew up a few blocks from the Albright-Knox museum, which has a fantastic op-art collection. If you are ever in Buffalo, NY, it is in every way worth your time to visit (one of the better private collections of Impressionist work, too).
Keep posting stuff like this. I love Op-Art. It is so much fun.
Aha - you are playing some kind of sinister trick on my BRAIN! I will put on my tin-foil helmet and resist your eeeevul planssss!
You know, this goes great with my slightly feverish state.