TikToker Makes Van Gogh's Starry Night ‘Come To Life’ With Incredible Optical Illusion | 22 Words

If I asked you to think about the most famous painting ever, what would you say? Most likely Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night, right? Yeah, me too. Even though it was painted in the 19th century, the incredible piece of art has defied time and is still renowned for it's beauty and details.

But what if I told you you're about to see it in a way that you've never seen before?

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Optical illusions are strange, right? Well, they're about to get stranger.


One TikToker baffled her followers with an optical illusion that involved one of the greatest paintings of all time, Van Gogh's Starry Night.

And let me tell you, this is one of the craziest things I've ever seen.


Kate Bacon encouraged her followers to focus on a black and white image of swirls that move in circles and encouraged viewers to focus on the center of the image.

"Right now, there are cells in your brain's visual cortex that are interpreting the direction of motion that you see," she says. "The longer you stare, the more those cells will become habituated to the movement. This is described as the Motion Aftereffect."

After a little while, she then showed us all the famous painting and the previous swirls were moving in the opposite direction, but on the painting.


The trick left Kate's followers completely baffled, and I must say, I am too. I've probably done it about 4 times now and the same thing happened!

It really brought about a whole new layer to the renowned piece of work.


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And it seems as though a lot of people are also venturing into new horizons with Van Gogh's paining.

Check out this amazing masterpiece created by the puzzle guys at Blue Kazoo:

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Say hello to the notorious Starry Wave.

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If you thought one painting was too much, try a combination of two of the world's most famous ones.

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Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and "The Great Wave" by Hokusai have been meticulously blended into a single image that emphasizes the individual beauty of each piece yet the powerful nature of both combined.

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Made up of 1000 sturdy pieces, this puzzle aims to provide hours upon hours of entertainment.

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So if you're in the mood to experience the beauty of fine art in contemporary form, then click here and get your hands on the iconic puzzle that is the Starry Wave.

Happy puzzling!

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