Pictures with hidden messages or hidden meanings have been popular for many years now. There are so many examples where art has deceived us with hidden letters, words or even people in the paintings. That practice continues even today and those kinds of pictures become viral on the internet.
Ambiguous meaning is intended to make the people think out of the box, which again is one of the points of art. It stimulates a mental exercise that sometimes helps us find out more about our personality.
An excellent example for this would be the popular “duck-rabbit” that later on was used by Wittgenstein to show the difference between “seeing as” and “seeing that”.
So that’s why psychologists used art to study people’s personalities.
The following picture is also an illusion that became very popular on social media several months ago. The people who posted it stated that only 1% of the people are able to detect the animal in the photo within the first two minutes.
When we see the picture for the first time all we see is an old wrinkled Scottish man with a hat. He looks sad or annoyed.
But is that the only thing that this photo shows? No. Look carefully.
Have you detected it?
Do you feel frustrated?
Here are some hints:
- Look at the nose, it looks so strange right?
- Look at the left ear. It looks strange too. Who has an ear like that?
- Now look closely at the eyes of this old man. Is it possible for the eyes to be so symmetric?
- Also, notice the strange symmetry in his hairline.
Did you see it?
If you still haven’t see it, there is one simple thing you need to do in order to find it.
The thing is, you should only turn the photo upside down and…there it is!
The great reveal:
It’s a sweet little dog chewing on a bone!
If you are able to immediately detect it, it means the following:
- That your eyes are in an excellent shape and you are attentive and discerning.
- Your childish side is still in touch with you.
If you had a good time doing this, please share it with your friends and family.
This post was rewritten from The Minds Journal. You can find the original post here.