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Amazing 3-D Paintings

Theo Prins makes amazing 3D paintings. Here’s how to view them:

  1. Cross your eyes. A third image should appear in the middle.
  2. Keep them crossed.
  3. Move your face closer to (or farther from) the screen until the middle image becomes 3-dimensional.
Stereoscopic Art by Theo Prins

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The two images depict the same picture from two slightly different angles. Crossing your eyes superimposes them on top of each other, creating an illusion of depth.

See more of Theo’s work on his website. If you liked this, you might also enjoy my post on an antique stereoscope.

Image copyright and used with permission from Theo Prins.

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