Optical illusion: what do you see: a man, a woman or both? | Tendency

The stunning optical illusion image was created by Gianni Sarcone, Courtney Smith and Marie-Jo Waeber in 2011. It depicts a Venetian mask.

Because optical illusions are fun, captivating, and often rewarding, most of us end up spending hours on them. And the more optical illusion images we encounter, the more we crave. Right? So, here is another intriguing optical illusion picture that can leave you amazed and bewildered at the same time. You need to determine if you are seeing a male, female, or both.

The stunning optical illusion image, titled “Mask of Love”, depicts a Venetian mask. The illusion was published on the contest for the best illusion of the year website and created by Gianni Sarcone, Courtney Smith and Marie-Jo Waeber in 2011.

Take a look at the image of the Venetian mask optical illusion below:

The optical illusion was created by Gianni Sarcone, Courtney Smith and Marie-Jo Waeber in 2011. (Competition for the best illusion of the year)

What do you see – a man, a woman or both?

Many will say that they saw a man’s face in the Venetian mask and there is no woman’s face. However, this is not the case. If you take a closer look at the mask, you might notice that it has two distinct faces where a man and a woman are seen kissing.

For those who still can’t spot the woman, here’s an image that might help:

The image shows two distinct faces separated by a colored outline. (Competition for the best illusion of the year)

The image shows the two faces, of a man and a woman, separated by a colored outline. And once you realize they are two separate faces, your brain will keep switching between these possible interpretations of the mask, making you perceive both faces or one face alternately. The illusion is related to the bistable illusion, where our eyes experience two interchangeable stable states that are equally possible in perception.

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