This Optical Illusion Has Been Confusing People For 500 Years

“The Ambassadors” is a painting from 1533 made by Hans Holbein the Younger that features an anamorphic skull illusion. In this brief video we see how the illusion works when walking from face-on of the painting to the ideal spot for viewing the effect. With the unaided eye it is only properly visible from one angle.

 
 

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