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Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

Pareidolia - Surreal Motifs Image Thread

As many know here, I am a big fan of Pareidolias. I moderated a Pareidolia thread in the past, but it was only for examples related to rock stones, which made that Pareidolias by natural erosion.
THIS TIME ALL KIND OF PAREIDOLIAS ARE WELCOME! PHOTOGRAPHY, PAINTINGS, MIXED MEDIA; DIGITAL ART AND SO ON!
*Because I saw in another discussion thread about pareidolias that some artists are working with this phenomenon, that examples are also allowed to show here.

Pareidolias are things like faces or whatever we see , which we know are not really there, but in our imaginations.

Link to my last thread (already closed) with only stone related examples:
https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=6721013&targetid=6799969#6799969

The discussion thread about this theme (still active!) - very recommend and worth to read and also have many great photography.
https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=6906111

THIS TIME I WANT TO MAKE IT MORE INTERESTING FOR VISITORS, WHO LIKE TO SEARCH THEMSELVES FIRST FOR THE PAREIDOLIAS IN NEW POSTED IMAGES HERE, BEFORE READING FROM THE TITLE OR ARTISTS DISCRIPTION WHAT PAREIDOLIA/S ARE SHOWN IN EACH IMAGE.

TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE:
RULES FOR ARTISTS WHEN POSTING:
PLEASE WRITE THE KIND OF PAREIDOLIA (NAME IT) B E L O W THE IMAGE! And please wait minimum three other artists posting before and only one image each - EXCEPT EXAMPLES LIKE THIS: If somebody took a photo AND made a painting or what ever from that. then you can post both in one.
Then visitors/viewer are able to scroll without facing the results and can search themselves. THAT MAKES MUCH MORE FUN!
And who directly want to know it, just scroll further. Just simple like that.

I wish all much fun by searching for the different pareidolias.

If you have a special collection with pareidolias or have in mind to build one: You are allowed to publish a link here for the ones, who cannot get enough from pareidolias:-) like me LOL

Here is my collection of pareidolia:

https://kall3bu.pixels.com/collections/pareidolias+surreal+motifs


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Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

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Square and lower view from a dark multicolored abstract shapes from a structured wall in Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Did you find the head of a monkey in the middle right part? Below of it to the left I see another face and more small faces on the upper left.

 

VIVA Anderson

1 Month Ago

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When I saw my upload here, I was somewhat disturbed, yet amazed, to see HER, and trust she appears to you, too.

 

Brian Wallace

1 Month Ago

Looking over some old photo captures, I came across this one and suddenly I was almost shocked to see a bear shape outlined by the tree branches. I darkened the area around the bear to make it easier to see and digitally added the moon which represents a ball the bear is holding. Otherwise, this is a natural optical illusion I didn't know I had captured with the camera. I did not add any additional tree parts, limbs, branches, or extensions of branches. Some refer to this phenomenon as Pareidolia.

Hidden Bear In Tree With Ball by Brian Wallace

 

Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

@ Brian: PLEASE INSERT YOUR TEXT / DISRIPTIOIN B E L O W YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY!
Maybe you can still edit it!

Thank you! (Great example btw, also the one from Viva)

 

Carmen Hathaway

1 Month Ago

 

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Pareidolia's in full swing in Dig Deep, my 2007 acrylic impasto painting on gessoed board.

I enjoy teasing out manifest imagery in traditional, and digital art.

Apparitions abound here — prominent faces, an owl, and those conjured by your imagination.

 

L A Feldstein

1 Month Ago

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Do you see the rabbit? What else do you see? This is based on a photo of an old door lock.

This is the photo. I have many more pieces in my Mortise Madness collection

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Eyes of Ambiguity
Round and round... the lines of my pencil would glide over the pristine paper, while my eyes remained closed, and my concentration was no more than the attempt to empty all anticipation from my mind... And without prescription or rules when the moment 'seemed' right, my hand would lift the pencil from the paper and my eyes would survey - from all directions - until it was most obvious that the seemingly ambiguous melody needed only 'Eyes' to be danced to!........

That was my process in 1985 - it still is today!

 

Virgin Island Beach Watercolor Painting Print by Carlin Blahnik

This whimsical watercolor painting captures a tropical sandy beach, palm trees, a blue lagoon & clouds with the shape of a woman. My inspiration to paint this muse in the sky occurred while I was traveling the namesake island in the British Virgin Islands.

Christopher Columbus was sailing the Caribbean islands & saw an island shaped like a reclining woman with a large belly. He named the island "Virgin Gorda" (Fat Virgin). One of many islands in the Virgin Islands.

The Virgin Muse inspires sailors, explorers & this artist :)

 

Becky Titus

1 Month Ago

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A pair of somewhat embarrassed guards and their young proteges stand on either side of a proud grinning uniformed dignitary.

From photographs of forest tree branches, roots, and lichen.

 

Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

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A woman looks down to a man or Sun God, who looks up to her and through a gnome family. Smooth abstract shapes from gnomes or trolls on cream white flowing stone cave wall, which looks like cave painting. Here in square format. Photo taken in a cave from a wall. These are NOT cave paintings!!!! Just a macro closeup of a for me interesting shape. I like this cream white marble kind of color, flowing somewhere. Finally on my PC I suddenly discover the darker gnomes in a row, days later the Sun God and more than one year later suddenly that woman face on the top right too. Do you see more than me? :-)

 

David Manlove

1 Month Ago

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This is one example that immediately comes to mind for this subject, and titled as such. It conjures several "images" that were not originally intended when it was created, however it is in the eye of the beholder what they see, depending on their frame of mind at the time.

 

Peggy Collins

1 Month Ago

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"Inukshuk 1" - after finding a rock with a face I decided to build this Inukshuk with other large rocks in the area and photographed it so that it looked imposing.

 

David Choate

1 Month Ago

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The funny thing about pareidolias is that not everyone can see what you see in a photograph. For instance, from my perspective, I see the sandstone profile of a woman's face peering out toward the setting sun as it cast beautiful light and shadows on the rocks, plants and earth beneath her. While I didn't see it when I first shot the photo, now, it's all I see every time I look at the photo.

 

Carmen Hathaway

1 Month Ago

 

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I enjoy teasing out manifest imagery when pareidolia suggests it in various textures.

Original acrylic painting on gessoed panel board. Remastered for digital prints.

 

Ed Meredith

1 Month Ago

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Sorry but I had to include two just for emphasis of how clear a found facial images can be.
These are photographed just as found, I did not tinker with them on the ground and
the only post production work is for image quality, contrast etc…
I found these when my dog was taking me for our daily walk.

 

Carmen Hathaway

1 Month Ago

 


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We each bring our unique vision/imagination in interpreting what I describe as manifest imagery.

In this piece, I detailed, with acrylic paint, the manifest imagery that appeared on this stone.

Part of the shape of the stone itself, reminded me of a sitting bear.

Purchased by a patron visiting my studio, part of a delegation of businessmen visiting from Beijing, introduced to me by our
local Chamber of Commerce.


 

Douglas Brown

1 Month Ago



Can you see the Golden Owls Face or am i the only one?

 

Ed Meredith

1 Month Ago

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Dug up roots

I enjoy being afflicted with Pareidolia and when finding the intrinsic the image in the object,
I try to animate them.

 

Virgin Gorda Watercolor Painting Print by Carlin Blahnik

This whimsical watercolor painting captures a tropical sandy beach, a blue lagoon & boulders with the shape of a woman. My inspiration to paint this muse in the rocks occurred while I was traveling the namesake island in the British Virgin Islands.

Christopher Columbus was sailing the Caribbean islands & saw an island shaped like a reclining woman with a large belly. He named the island "Virgin Gorda" (Fat Virgin). One of many islands in the Virgin Islands.

The Virgin Muse inspires sailors, explorers & this artist :)

 

L A Feldstein

1 Month Ago

Do you see the possum?

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Becky Titus

1 Month Ago

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Two sets of twin beams of light radiate inward from two sets of twin shadowy figures who are peering down into the heads of a pair of mysterious twin souls with large and exasperated eyes. A bemused stranger with pursed lips and blue superhero glasses comes to the forefront, while a pair of ghostly apparitions stand idly by.

From photographs of abstract reflections and shadows in glass and a refrigerator.

 

Ed Meredith

1 Month Ago



What can I say other than this is knot art...

 

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I have a history of capturing naiads at play and rest in the waters of the Kaaterskill creek - and I am in good company, notably Bryant and Cooper of the 1800s and a host thereafter. And here we find a special case indeed!

You will find her 'slumbering' in the reflected light dancing on the water, at bottom-center... And once she awakens in your eyes, turn back and find her sister, superimposed, and looking in the other direction - in both cases a few of the floating bubbles grace the hair...

Might you find yet more?... Perhaps... naiads are known to linger in most any corner of the Kaaterskill - especially in the clove, near their bath-place, a small falls where they bathe, in wait of the weary artist or sojourning traveler...

 

Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

I am so happy to start this pareidolia thread again. So nice examples! I love them all!
Ed: Of course no problem to post two photos in one in that case: It has a connection.
I might have saying above no two totally different examples in one post.

To show that connective images are allowed here of one or similar seem - maybe one story, which is the connection of both or three, here an example from me:

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To show it from the angle I first realize that pareidolia:



And finally to make clear it is NOT a peppercorn plant, even if it looks like that! It is in real:
Profile view from Arum italicum subsp. canarienses ripe with red berries and scratching end looks like an animal, birds beak or reptile.

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Ed Meredith

1 Month Ago

Here's another fallen tree limb

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Scorpion Design

18 Days Ago

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I could have given it the title the beauty and the beast! I will add a question, sometimes pareidolia can be accidental, is it ever deliberate, That is, is it ever introduced by the artist with intent. Related to this is are there certain art forms ; that have a tendency to lead to pareidolia. I do not think it is an accident that some of the images that appear on my image thread also appear here!

 

David Choate

18 Days Ago

My title says it all.....

 

Kall3bu

18 Days Ago

@Scorpion: Did you read the thread https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=6906111 You might get an answer there!

 

Kall3bu

18 Days Ago

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Salted fish offered on a street market in a decorative circle. Looks like Crawlies or in the last image like mice?

 

Rick Mosher

16 Days Ago

Bobby Smallbriar Sell Art Online
Here is a gallery of my Woodies https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/rick-mosher?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=496912

 

Milija Jakic

16 Days Ago

Kall3bu

glad you like it,

this was a try to add two aditional lights so they could be like eyes, but they gave too much reflections, so I was not satisfied ..

hanyman

 

Seruni Bodjawati

16 Days Ago

Can you see a face on the moon? :)

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L A Feldstein

16 Days Ago

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I was going to call this fried eggs and ham. What do you see?

 

Kall3bu

15 Days Ago

Bird cave painting on cave wall Art by kall3bu

Bird cave painting on cave wall Art by kall3bu

Cave painting on cream white cave wall looks like a bird

See more of my cave wall paintings, which all are not real patintings and only apperaed after doing a macro of the texture of the cave wall:
https://kall3bu.pixels.com/collections/cave+wall+paintings+pareidolias



kall3bu
https://kall3bu.pixels.com

 

Milija Jakic

15 Days Ago

I got video where copy of ancient cave temple looks like space ship

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And top of lingam looks like flying wheel

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If you are interested Video is here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkpB_bOthyc

 

David Choate

15 Days Ago

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Kinda hard to miss....but the title gives the answer LOL :)

 

Ram Vasudev

14 Days Ago

Petroglyphs, Owens Valley, California

Owens Valley California Petroglyphs Fine Art by Ram Vasudev

https://ram-vasudev.pixels.com/featured/petroglyphs-owens-valley-california-ram-vasudev.html

Petroglyphs, Owens Valley, California
Petroglyphs are pictograms or logogram images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, and abrading. They are found world-wide and are associated with ancient, prehistoric peoples.

The Volcanic Tablelands in the Owens Valley in California, where this petroglyph is located, encompass 580 square miles area covered by volcanic ash from an eruption 760000 years ago from the Long Valley caldera, located to the northwest.

The petroglyph artworks shown here were created by the Paiute-Shoshone Native Americans 3500-5000 years ago. The meaning of the symbols on the petroglyphs is not obvious. Some symbols are recognizable as deer, bighorn sheep, human figures, and birds. Other symbols include lines, grids, and concentric circles in different configurations. The drawings could have been of ceremonial, practical, and functional significance, or just simply whimsical.

 

L A Feldstein

14 Days Ago



I see a black mouse.

 

Marlin and Laura Hum

14 Days Ago

Spray of Purple Orchids by Marlin and Laura Hum

Spray of Purple Orchids

Do you see the bird face in the center of the bottom orchid?

 

Ram Vasudev

13 Days Ago

Petroglyphs, Owens Valley, California – B&W rendition

Owens Valley California Petroglyphs Black and White Fine Art by Ram Vasudev

https://ram-vasudev.pixels.com/featured/petroglyphs-owens-valley-california-black-and-white-monochrome-ram-vasudev.html

Petroglyphs, Owens Valley, California

Petroglyphs are pictograms or logogram images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, and abrading. They are found world-wide and are associated with ancient, prehistoric peoples.

The Volcanic Tablelands in the Owens Valley in California, where this petroglyph is located, encompass 580 square miles area covered by volcanic ash from an eruption 760000 years ago from the Long Valley caldera, located to the northwest.

The petroglyph artworks shown here were created by the Paiute-Shoshone Native Americans 3500-5000 years ago. The meaning of the symbols on the petroglyphs is not obvious. Some symbols are recognizable as deer, bighorn sheep, human figures, and birds. Other symbols include lines, grids, and concentric circles in different configurations. The drawings could have been of ceremonial, practical, and functional significance, or just simply whimsical.

 

Maggie Terlecki

13 Days Ago

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Always saw these mushrooms as a gathering of people

 

Ed Meredith

13 Days Ago

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Oil on wet pavement... I see the face of a seal.
interesting that an animal that is endangered by oil spills should appear in one.

 

Kall3bu

12 Days Ago

Devil meets two angels in heaven Wall art by kall3bu




Devil meets two angels in heaven. Abstract art made by nature. Dripstone closeup in a cave. Fantasy backdrop in bright colors with sacral mood. The mat grainy surface makes it more natural.


Devil meets two angels in heaven Wall art by kall3bu



Find similar and more of this kind of photography in these collections:
https://kall3bu.pixels.com/collections/cave+wall+paintings+pareidolias





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This is an original fine art photography

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L A Feldstein

12 Days Ago

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I called this Masquerade Ball. How many faces do you see?

 

Susan Maxwell Schmidt

12 Days Ago

I hope it's OK if the subject of my artwork is the one seeing the things that aren't really there.

Parasomnia Art Print by Susan Maxwell Schmidt

 

Ed Meredith

12 Days Ago

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A couple of Jesus', the cross and some Mary Magdalenes on the floor of my Doctors exam room.

 

Kall3bu

12 Days Ago

It is time to thank you all again for your great examples here! And yes, Susan, your example is great, too! Thx!

You are all welcome to post more! Happy finding/searching of pareidolia! And do not forget to name it BELOW your example, so that visitors can search on their own, without influences from us artists. Maybe they see different things than us:-)

 

Milija Jakic

8 Days Ago

dontlook

Again very simple scene, with few diferent colored sferes on a scene, and when I render it ... what I meant was Hey! Dont look at me ..

 

L A Feldstein

8 Days Ago

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Clowns kissing, elephants ready for a parade, hearts, rabbits

 

VIVA Anderson

6 Days Ago

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My usual abstract 'take' for Xmas, but, see who turned up to admonish me!~HE (the Devil), made me do it. !!

 

Kall3bu

2 Days Ago

This image thread will be closed soon. I just want to say many thanks for so many great pareidolia examples here! Last week until now I am still thick, so I was not able to do much. Have a nice time!

 

Abbie Shores

2 Days Ago

Hello everyone.

Thank you for joining in this thread and adding your great images.

Kall3bu, thank you for running this thread. We are now closing this as per rule 5 Discussions Guidelines

You may open a new one in two weeks, on 12-21-21

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