Go figure
January 28, 2009 9:17 PM   Subscribe

Andreas Aronsson makes interesting impossible figures, documents the process, and philosophizes. Via lines and colors and Neatorama, where Aronsson shows up to call himself "an Oscar Reutersvärd ripoff." Reutersvärd is often credited as the founder of the impossible figure.

Click the images at Aronsson's site to get a "full size" option.
posted by mediareport (12 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well, aside from Escher, right?

(This is cool.)
posted by klangklangston at 9:20 PM on January 28, 2009


Actually, it looks like Oscar Reutersvärd's first impossible drawing (1934) predates Escher's (1937, according to his official site) by a couple of years.
posted by mediareport at 9:30 PM on January 28, 2009


That third one is beautiful. I'd love for someone to come up with a video game that cheated in its perspectives to allow players to walk around on something like that.
posted by CheshireCat at 9:49 PM on January 28, 2009


i've long been fascinated with escher but this is (sadly) the first i've heard of Reutersvard. Wonderful. Thanks Mefi
posted by vantam at 9:50 PM on January 28, 2009


Yours is a wonderful post.
posted by Fupped Duck at 10:24 PM on January 28, 2009


ChesireCat: Someone already did. Sort of.
posted by neckro23 at 11:55 PM on January 28, 2009


There's nice stuff on linesandcolors.com - I especially like Lane Bennion's things: http://www.linesandcolors.com/2009/01/23/lane-bennion/
posted by krilli at 3:24 AM on January 29, 2009


I'd love for someone to come up with a video game that cheated in its perspectives to allow players to walk around on something like that.

Well, it's a little low-tech, but it's been done.
posted by Hubajube at 3:35 AM on January 29, 2009


I should have pointed out that he has six pages of posts under the "impossible figures" tag; it's easier to navigate from there.
posted by mediareport at 4:30 AM on January 29, 2009


Sweet mother of crap, Son #2 would love Echochrome. Too bad it doesn't run on anything we have...
posted by DU at 5:15 AM on January 29, 2009


Sweet, now all we need is an orphaned drone and we can finally destroy the Borg!
posted by Dark Messiah at 7:26 AM on January 29, 2009


I love things like this, but they always make my eyes water after a minute or two. I can't imagine someone making a profession out of looking at them.
posted by roll truck roll at 8:06 AM on January 29, 2009


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