What is the hidden image in this optical illusion painting?

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In summary, an optical illusion is a visual phenomenon that tricks our brain into perceiving something that is not there or is different from what it actually is. It works by exploiting the limitations and shortcuts of our visual system and can be perceived differently due to individual differences and influences. There are various types of optical illusions, and they can be used for scientific purposes in studying perception and identifying neurological conditions.
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It looks like a leopard, and it is a painting, but there's more to it...

Anyone see it? :biggrin:

Hint:
It's also a photo with a woman in there somewhere.
 
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Well, I see what looks like Mr. Bill above the cat's right nostril, but that's probably not the answer...

I see an outline of the woman's buttocks painted to resemble the cat's nose. Her back rises up between the eyes, and her arms arches out over them. The main difference is in the clarity of the the cat's camoflague (sharp) vs the woman's makeup (softer). That and the fact the outline isn't hidden all that well (very little blending of camoflague from the lady to the cat).
 
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mugaliens said:
Well, I see what looks like Mr. Bill above the cat's right nostril, but that's probably not the answer...

I see an outline of the woman's buttocks painted to resemble the cat's nose. Her back rises up between the eyes, and her arms arches out over them. The main difference is in the clarity of the the cat's camoflague (sharp) vs the woman's makeup (softer). That and the fact the outline isn't hidden all that well (very little blending of camoflague from the lady to the cat).


Yep, yep, yep.

Same photo from a different angle here reveals the answer:
http://thechive.com/2009/12/21/daily-afternoon-randomness-30-photos/great-christmas-randoms-25/

More paintings here from the same artist:
http://www.paintedalive.com/gallery.html
 
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Related to What is the hidden image in this optical illusion painting?

1. What is an optical illusion?

An optical illusion is a visual phenomenon that tricks our brain into perceiving something that is not there or is different from what it actually is. It is a result of the way our brains interpret and process visual information.

2. How do optical illusions work?

Optical illusions work by exploiting the limitations and shortcuts of our visual system. Our brains use past experiences and expectations to interpret what we see, and illusions take advantage of these processes to make us see something that is not actually there.

3. Why do we see optical illusions differently?

We see optical illusions differently because each person's brain processes visual information in a unique way. Our past experiences, cultural background, and current state of mind can also influence how we perceive illusions.

4. Are all optical illusions the same?

No, there are various types of optical illusions, such as geometric, physiological, and cognitive illusions. Geometric illusions use basic shapes to create misleading images, physiological illusions involve how our eyes and brain work together, and cognitive illusions play with our perception and understanding of the world.

5. Can optical illusions be used for scientific purposes?

Yes, optical illusions can be used in scientific research to study how our brains process visual information and to better understand the mechanisms behind perception. They can also be used to identify any abnormalities in visual perception that may indicate certain neurological conditions.

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